Daniel Arsham creates an aura of hidden absurdity — these concepts of time are right under people’s noses but often fail to be acknowledged.
It reminded me how beautiful and united we can be, not only Americans but as a human race when it comes to being emotionally connected to similar struggles.
I attended the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women Saturday with my mother and a few people who go to my mosque. President Trump, this is what democracy looks like.
I won’t tell you I am not afraid
Just to keep the fear to myself and never bring it to your point of privilege…
With a lack of ethnic diversity, many people of color dismiss themselves as imperfect and not beautiful when this is the farthest thing from truth.
Across from the train station, I started to get nauseous from a horrific smell emanating from a nearby cafe, which I later found out was second-hand smoke from marijuana.
Even though studying abroad can seem out of reach, giving yourself the chance to experience a new culture allows you to understand your own from an outside perspective, develop unforgettable friendships, and overcome apprehension toward financial constraints. I ultimately decided to go for it.
When I learned that I would be attending a college where 75.9 percent of the student body is composed of white people, I immediately found myself anxious about whether my blackness would be accepted. I shaved off my hair, telling people “I just want a new start.” But I really did it because I did not want to face the awkward looks in the dorm’s bathroom.
“This land of the free robbed you of your freedom/spit on your identity and race/then treated you more Mexican than human…” Ivan, 18, spits powerful poetry as part of the Atlanta Word Works team at Brave New Voices 2016.
From pop culture to sports, I was able to connect with my peers while living abroad and share the voices of three new friends.