And my commitment to stop trying to fit in

Photo by Jared Giles

Popular media must elevate Black stories instead of perpetuating racist stereotypes

Screen-capture from The Queen’s Gambit of Jolene (left) and Beth (right)

It is time to integrate love and empathy back into our daily lives.

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Government touches every piece of our lives. Now we have to show up to change the people who run it

Jennifer Griffin / Photo of a mural by Chicago artist Mac Blackout / Unsplash

When facing insurmountable obstacles, we must continue to stand up for the world the way it should be.

Screen-capture from “Cloak and Dagger” / Tyrone Johnson (left) and Adina Johnson (right)

Your strength will carry on through all whom you inspired.

Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic via Getty Images

Black Lives Matter Protest in New York City / Kurt Belen

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes (Mahershala Ali)

Jared Giles

Writer & dancer working in education. I can be found writing on race, culture, media, and politics. Twitter/IG: @jaredfgiles

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