Wednesday, September 20, 2017, was when Hurricane Maria struck my home; St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The hurricane left the entire island without electricity and running water for months. The damages were so treacherous, the island was declared a federal disaster area. A lot of islanders were oppressed and restricted Continue reading

Erasure of Afro-Argentinians

It is now common knowledge that anti-blackness is a prevalent, world-wide phenomenon. The anti-blackness that I am personally most familiar with is in reference to what I have learned and experienced in America. I somehow stumbled upon a post about anti-blackness in Argentina, which I found interesting because it is Continue reading

Heil, Big Brother: A Real-Life Dystopia

With the recent rise in popularity of dystopian works since the debut of George Orwell’s 1984 which paved the way for modern works such as Suzanne Collins’s Hunger Games trilogy and Veronica Roth’s Divergent series (to name a few), it is no surprise that many people associate dystopian worlds with fiction. However, these same dystopian ideas Continue reading