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I stood in the DMV and registered to vote. The 2020 election was over, Biden was sworn in, and I wanted to throw my boot through the TV silently playing the news there in the lobby. This was just the second election I had participated in since turning 18 and I was so fed up with the party line politics.

“Which party do you want to affiliate with?”

This should be a simple question. Most people choose Republican or Democrat. …


How to love your body (that isn’t losing weight).

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I have a love-hate relationship with body positivity. Before I was pregnant, I was razor-focused on loving my body. And I sucked at it. I had done everything the fat-positive accounts told me to. I tried desperately to fall in love with my rolls, big feet, and dry skin, I:

  1. Meditated
  2. Changed my social media feed to a majority of fat-positive accounts
  3. Fed my body what it wanted, (even if it was chicken wings and beer)
  4. Moved my body how it wanted, (goodbye Barre class!)
  5. Stopped dieting
  6. Stopped counting calories
  7. Stopped weighing myself
  8. Started daily affirmations on why I love…


I don’t understand.

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I have recently encountered people many times on hiking trails in the middle of nowhere. I drive way out to a nature preserve where there is always plenty of space and go walking in the woods. There’s a big lake and some wildlife, and yes, sometimes humans. And where there are humans these days, there are sometimes masks. Often, there will also be negative feelings and fearful behavior, as this, unfortunately, coexists with humanity frequently. …


Instagram offers a unique opportunity to drive traffic towards your writing.

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I started Perceive More! in mid-January because it seemed like the most logical step for me to take in growing my online writing presence. When I started the publication, I questioned what would be the best social media platform for me to advertise my pieces on. Twitter and Facebook seemed like good choices because they offered the ability to write posts where you could link the pieces below but they didn’t seem like platforms where I could quickly grow. I decided to create an Instagram account for my publication with the hope that I would quickly gain a following and…


This article talks about how important it is to hear both sides in any type of conflict. This maxim ensures that justice and fair conduct must be done for both parties. This principle says that every person should be judged fairly by giving a chance to each party to respond to the evidence provided against them.

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Audi Alteram Partem is a Latin phrase that translates to “let the other side be heard as well”. Through this maxim, the notion of Natural Justice was brought into the big picture. Natural Justice is one of the concepts of civil law which says that any judgment given should be fair and rational, it imposes that equality must prevail no matter what the situation. The rule of Audi Alteram Partem is one of the prime concepts of natural justice which says that no one shall be faulted without hearing the complete facts from either of the parties. This…


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Grindr is a breeding ground for discrimination. No blacks, no Latinos, no Asians, no Whites, no fems, no fatties or chubbies, no small cocks, etc.

People hide behind their discrimination, racism, bias, and fatphobia under a veil of “preference”. I think we have blurred the lines greatly between what is a preference and what is straight-up discrimination.

I’m going to speak about racial discrimination in this post, but I will be discussing the anti-femininity and fatphobia within Grindr in the future.

Let me start out by saying I am an equal opportunist when it comes to dating. The color of…


Trump’s anti-immigration policies have done lasting harm beyond the border. Reversing them can’t come quickly enough.

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During the first several weeks of his new term, President Biden wasted no time in fully dedicating himself to the erasure of much of President Trump’s harmful legacy. Through a volley of executive orders, Biden allowed transgender Americans to serve openly in the military again, rejoined the Paris Climate Accords, and finally started taking a more aggressive (and factually coherent!) position on how to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of President Biden’s orders were specifically targeted towards reversing Trump’s especially cruel and damaging anti-immigration policies. He organized a task force to reunite migrant children still separated from their families, a…


The beverage is only available from March through January of each year.

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Now that Black History Month has ended, quietly intolerant Americans can go back to expressing their viewpoints without fear or guilt of knowing that what they think is actually racist. The people that confidently start off conversations with, “I’m not racist, but…” and then proceed to say something pretty offensive. For eleven months of the year, Black Americans are struck as others don’t hesitate to question their culture and existence. There’s now a brand for those who have these insensitive opinions: Diet Racism.

Diet Racism isn’t all that hard to make. It has 5 simple ingredients — microaggressions, ignorance…


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Speaking last Friday at the Conservative Political Alliance Conference (CPAC), Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz stood by the objections they raised to the senate’s typically perfunctory and ritualistic certification of the electoral vote affirming Joe Biden’s election to the presidency. These objections no doubt contributed to the Trump’s months-long incitement of the rioters who besieged the nation’s Capitol in murderous fashion last January 6.

I’m not going anywhere,” Hawley told the audience. “I thought it was an important stand to take.”

Cruz even went so far as to downplay the real threat the murderous mob posed to members of…


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The blinding power of winning creates a paradox whereby it is the ultimate goal, while also contributing to future defeats. Winning can become blinding when it is assumed there are no lessons to learn from the loser. If the loser knew what they were doing, they’d have won. Right?

Most high performing people understand this isn’t true and freely cite their failures are being more formative than their successes. As part of a Nike campaign, Michael Jordan famously claimed he’s missed 9000 shots in his career, Muhammad Ali used to be robbed as a child so he learnt to fight…

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