Tagged activism

How to Be Okay When the World Isn’t

There has been so much pain and sorrow in the world as of late. I won’t list all of the horrors—you know them well. This post isn’t about the horrors of the world; it’s about you. In light of these events, you have no doubt been inundated with information, the likes of which you wish weren’t true. You may have chosen to become (more) active in the fight for human rights, whether that means attending protests and vigils, immersing yourself...

The Origin Story of a Fantasy World and Literary Activism

My high school in Abu Dhabi was all about practicality and financial success. The administration pushed the sciences and nigh ignored the arts—if you couldn’t handle the sciences, which would get you into the top colleges and make the school look good, you were punished for it. In the 10th grade, I failed multiple weekly tests in physics, chemistry, and math. When you failed one of these tests, which was defined as getting less than 80 percent, you stayed...
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