The Victim Blame Game

I think more often than not we place blame on the victim.  We force the victim to prove their innocence.  When, in actuality, we should have the perpetrator or the accused prove their innocence. ‘Victim,’ in itself is such a scary and helpless word.  By definition, it is “one that is acted on and usually…

Reaction Piece on the Bill Cosby Mistrial

For me, the recent outcome of the Bill Cosby trial and trials similar to that one are an absolute disgrace and slap to the face.  This trial, essentially, discredits the severity of sexual assault and the voice of victims.  Though we have made progress throughout the years, we still have so very far to go.  Trials…

How to Survive Trump’s Presidency

Since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been millions of protesters lining the streets with “Not My President” signs proudly in hand.  Men, women, children, and even celebrities have joined the movement.  There have been more protesters than there were attendees at Trump’s inauguration. While I’m all for protesting and exercising one’s First Amendment right’s, the fact of the…

The World Peace Myth

We all have seen or heard it- a beauty pageant contestant is asked what her one true wish is.  A perfectly rehearsed smile spreads across her face as she answers: World Peace. World peace, though a serene and wonderful concept, is virtually impossible.  World peace requires the action of perfection, which is not something the human race possesses. There will…

Why 2016 was a Valuable Year

Many embrace 2017’s arrival while abruptly slamming the door in 2016’s face.  I realize I’m about 17 days late writing a piece on the year 2017, but better late than never I suppose.

The Trump Phenomenon

Why do people like Donald Trump?  The question consistently haunted me over the weekend.  Despite, finding answers, I still don’t have a concrete solution. Trump’s points are known to be outlandish and crude.  He has been compared to such notorious fictional and non-fictional characters like Hitler and even Lord Voldemort.  Trump has offended and others…

Barbie reaches new heights…and weights this Thursday

On Thursday, January 28 Mattel launched a brand new line of Barbie’s.  This new line sets itself apart from the standard blonde, tan, and thin Barbie dolls that have graced store shelves for the past 57 years.  The new line actually features Barbie’s of various skin colors, weight types, and heights.