Let’s stop shifting the blame on racism.

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Photo by Terry Vlisidis on Unsplash

If you don’t vote for Joe Biden, then “you ain’t black.”


Scrolling through pins of women smiling, holding cake and french fries.

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…what did I do wrong?

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So, here’s what I do know…

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Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash
  1. Bitter.
  2. Pathetic.
  3. Like I’m lying to myself.

I like being on my own and that isn’t exactly a novelty.


Illegality isn’t a strong enough argument in the face of wreckless over-policing.

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Photo by Jonathan Kho on Unsplash


Other people’s experiences matter, too.

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Photo by Mikael Kristenson on Unsplash


We demonize “copiers” and praise “originality” but humanity prospers through iteration.

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Photo by JOSHUA COLEMAN on Unsplash


It’s all fun and games until you become obsessed with your weight.

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Photo by Dose Juice on Unsplash
  1. I don’t have a healthy relationship with food.
  2. I can become obsessive over getting everything “right.”


On social media, tribal epistemology, and cancel culture.

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Photo by Prateek Katyal on Unsplash
  • Tati Westbrook, YouTube beauty influencer, uploaded a video formally disassociating herself from James Charles, another YouTube beauty influencer. The video — pointing to warrantless allegations of predatory sexual behavior — caused millions of fans to “cancel” said Charles in an unprecedented social media fall out to the tune of losing 3 million subscribers. The video also lead to more warrantless allegations by random people online and plenty of your run of the mill online harassment.
  • Alabama passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation, leading to people opposed to the bill wishing rape on those that support it and people that support the bill calling those that don’t baby murderers. …


The problem with “work smarter, not harder.”

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Photo: Marco Verch / Flickr

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Lucero Cantu

A self-proclaimed conceptualizer with a penchant for hyperbole & abstract thinking. I work at the intersection of digital, politics, and unapologetic buffoonery

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