Three-minute video essay on addiction and eating disorders, relaying our own and our society’s obsession with food, exercise, and numbers. If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder or demonstrates obsessive behavior, visit http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.
Although European rule in Africa has come to an end, racial discrimination in all facets of society still plagues the lives of millions. How can we, then, actually use the knowledge of our world’s history to combat issues of current injustices?
My glass of faith has shattered and I–the prisoner of these walls–fall celled into my destruction. He told me that I must believe and later embrace. He spun my thoughts, my guilt, my lust. And when I needed him he came by my side. He bent down and cradled my body. He raised my broke … More Dusting glass
Is it normal, for it to hurt Your chest in pain from the suffocating jabs of abnormal breaths Your ribs pierce with screams of guilt regret and lost love Does your face cherry-up swollen in fear fear of stopping the knived rivers pounding from your eyes If you stop does the real feeling begin? How do … More aftermath
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” But what if justice itself is the cause of injustice? Throughout Albert Camus’ The Stranger, justice constantly defies the very ideas upon which it is established–ideas of truth and equitability–and thus betrays Meursault, a simple-minded victim of the system, by punishing … More The Stranger: Injustice to Justice
Bruce Lee once said, “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable” (Lee). Similarly, in The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne documents the … More The Scarlet Letter: A love story?
Mark Twain once said, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect” (Sharma 120). Similarly, Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn analyzes the prevalent societal prejudices bestowed upon the American community. Although author Julius Lester condemns Twain’s limited and deprecating interpretation of African Americans’ roles within the … More Twain vs. Lester on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
For the past 16 years of my life, there is only one person who has never left my side—my mother. Although she may not have had much of a choice, she deserves commendation for enduring years of my wrath, mood swings, and sass without throwing me out of the house. If that isn’t devotion, I … More The ups and downs of being raised by a single mother
“GO.” MY GOD WE WERE GOING TO PRISON THIS TIME I WAS SURE OF IT. I had never seen Sarah speed that fast in my life. Her hands transitioned shifts so quickly, so naturally. The cops were probably after us already. She threw an EGG at his car. Rapidly swerving off the campus, we accelerated onto the … More The Egging