An Open Letter to Family, Friends, & Acquaintances about Anti-Racism

I am utterly exhausted, angry, and filled with deep sorrow from having to constantly demand accountability and justice. I am overwhelmed from educating family, friends, and strangers about the never-ending acts of violence against my black and brown brothers, sisters, and siblings. Here's the thing, family, friends, and acquaintances: BEING NICE IS NOT THE SAME … Continue reading An Open Letter to Family, Friends, & Acquaintances about Anti-Racism

A Sobering Farewell: How The Hawaii Ballistic Missile Mishap Impacted Two North Carolinians

This past weekend, I received a disturbing emergency alert message via text message. In all capital letters it read: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. On a chilly Saturday afternoon, a high school friend and I were grabbing lunch and catching up. Two local girls who grew … Continue reading A Sobering Farewell: How The Hawaii Ballistic Missile Mishap Impacted Two North Carolinians