A Signature for Change

Donald Trump recently announced that transgender individuals are prohibited from serving in the United States military. This comes as a great obstruction to human rights. Transgender people are PEOPLE. It is disappointing to see the inequality that continues to exist in our world. These are individuals who are willing to sacrifice their lives for our […]

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Ubuntu is typically defined as the belief that we are defined by our compassion and kindness towards others. It is a Nguni Bantu term that basically means “humanity.” Since Nelson Mandela’s presidency in 1994, the philosophy gained more attention across the nation. This word had so much meaning for 19-year-old Makaila Saylor that she decided […]

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Cultural Acceptance

This past week, I attended an Indian wedding for the first time. The three-day event served as a cultural awakening for not only me but a young woman I met at one of the ceremonies. As pictured above, 19-year old Rachael Knight from Beavercreek, OH, is found near the back of a crowd during “Baarat.” […]

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Hello friends

I often associate the color yellow with happiness. When children color in the sun drawn at the top corner of their paper, they use yellow. The Beatles wrote the song “Yellow Submarine.” A song that I believe promotes togetherness. The dictionary defines the word mellow as free from harshness. Hence the name of our blog, […]

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