No words

Chadwick Boseman meant so much to so many people. The whole world remembers how it celebrated when Black Panther came out in movie theaters. How people walked away dizzy from the thrill and teary-eyed from the beauty of the story. Countless little boys and girls saw themselves in the heroes of Wakanda. I can only …

A reminder

Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. Afghanistan is an occupied state. …

What you shouldn’t do when discussing minority issues

Note: I’m writing this based on “discussions” I’ve seen regarding Black Lives Matter, the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and the Indian occupation of Kashmir. I use the words majority/minority for the sake of convenience; in some cases “underrepresented” and “represented group” would be more accurate terms. Everyone wants to be nuanced in a discussion. Nuance …

Sunroom

There’s pollen dusting the skylight windows of the sunroom. It softens the edges of the sunbeams that fall inside, casting shadows of leaves on the gauzy white curtains. Right now, the room is empty because I’ve claimed it for homework, but I can still hear my parents and three sisters sounding like a circus in …