The Problem with Blocking: A Short Essay about the 21st Century (anti-)Coping Mechanism

America has had a long tradition of racism, segregation, and injustice, just like the rest of the world. So why, then, was [Trump’s] election such a surprise to so many people?

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Our Obsession with Happiness

We must recognize that there are social structures in place that allow for “justified” punishment for being unhappy because of the associations that come with being angry.

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The Low-Down on Fusion Cuisine

It’s not necessarily the fusions themselves; it’s the way “fusion” cuisine is spoken about and carried out in the West that profits off “otherness” and erasure.

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The Hyphen: An Intimate Identity Crisis

Transnationality is a distinct form of existence simultaneously characterized by culture and environment. However, although this type of individual is characterized by others and the outside, there is still freedom and selfhood in the chaos that defines the concept of the “hyphen”.

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Rebranding! Revisions! Re-everything!

I spent a chunk of the morning fiddling around with my blog (instead of working on my final assignments for the end of term!) in hopes to change up how I am received by my audience because I’m hoping to purchase my own domain this summer (!)

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An Intimate Existential Crisis

I thought a lot about God, both as the scary, looming figure of doom and as the thing above that probably tripped on acid one too many times. I also thought a lot about myself and the black hole I’ve become, constantly taking things in but never reciprocating and spitting anything back out.

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