Watch Me As I Slowly Disappear

By Laura Lee You were always a skinny kid. With long hair and longer legs, you ceaselessly ran through eternal summer afternoons. Life, as well as your beauty, was taken for granted; something that would last forever. And then like a dark summer storm, puberty came, and your body was no longer your own. You watched as your blonde hair turned dark, the silken strands … Continue reading Watch Me As I Slowly Disappear

Revolution: A Brief Contemplation

By Sidney Wegener Revolution: “a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favor of a new system” “A radical and pervasive change in society and the social structure” [1] Revolution: “young black women as innovators and radical thinkers” [2] Revolution: the statue of Christopher Columbus coming down and four young Indigenous  women in traditional cultural wear standing on top of the empty bust. … Continue reading Revolution: A Brief Contemplation

Sea of Familiar Strangers

I was lost in the Forbidden City in a sea of familiar strangers. Beijing’s vibrant reds and yellows assaulted my eyes. Under the watchful eye of Chairman Mao, whose portrait hovers over the entrance, I traveled to another world.  I had never seen such ornately decorated buildings as those at the Forbidden City.  Fantastic stone carvings created bridges spanning man-made moats. Gardens blossomed with a … Continue reading Sea of Familiar Strangers