Queer Students of Color Conference 2015 Community Report Back

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~ African Proverb Acknowledgements Huge shout out to our keynotes, Fabian Romero and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha; all the volunteers; all the workshop presenters; the ASL interpreters; the Queer Resource Center staff; local restaurants, Thai Cottage, Basha’s, and Chipotle for feeding…

*Writing in Community*

Context: I’m in a writing group with another McNair scholar and a professor. We meet weekly. I wanted to take a moment and write some of my thoughts down as it concerns this writing group. I’m glad that we’re doing this, however, presently, I find myself a bit anxious…nervous? Not sure why, but I’m feeling…

Legalize Black People

I haven’t written in awhile because I’ve been so stunned into silence with the recent news of the ongoing assaults on Black lives. Thus, making it very difficult for me to find something worth celebrating as we find ourselves in the wake of President Obama’s marriage equality announcement. Just when I was beginning to unthaw,…