Digital Detox

For my Journalism 201 class “Media and Society” I was tasked with turning off all my digital media for six hours - a task that is difficult for most people, and especially difficult for media professionals.

Black American Spring @ The Black Cultural Festival

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How It All Adds Up ~ Representation In T.V.

Understanding What Makes Up Our Identities Photo Credit: BrAt82 Growing up I couldn't help but notice the lack of Latinx representation in media, specifically T.V. shows. Now don't get me wrong, there were plenty of side characters that embodied common stereotypes and misconceptions. But there were no honest depictions of our culture that progressed or … Continue reading How It All Adds Up ~ Representation In T.V.

How It All Adds Up ~ Stereotypes

Understanding What Makes Up Our Identities Photo Credit: ClassWarfareExists We've all heard them at some point in our lives, but knowing how stereotypes affect the way we present ourselves to the world can solve a lot of problems. Being Mexican, I learned pretty quickly that there were certain things people assumed about me in my … Continue reading How It All Adds Up ~ Stereotypes

Old Friends in New Spaces / EIC Chandlor Henderson visits Portland for the day

(L) Mrs. Henderson (R) Ms. Brown I tend to always allow the women in my life to take the lead. That could be because I grew up in a home with a single mother. It could also be a little bit of my own fears of failure. But for whatever reason it feels normal to … Continue reading Old Friends in New Spaces / EIC Chandlor Henderson visits Portland for the day

How It All Adds Up ~ Cuisine

Understanding What Makes Up Our Identities Photo Credit: ProTechStar Food has a way of shaping you, it feeds your soul as well as your stomach and it speaks volumes as to who you are. There are different types of palates and I will attempt to work through a few and what they might mean about … Continue reading How It All Adds Up ~ Cuisine

How It All Adds Up ~ Celebrations

Understanding What Makes Up Our Identities Photo Credit: JourneyMexico When living in the United States, it's hard not to notice the massive misconceptions that people have about foreign cultural holidays. To be clear, I don't mean religious holidays like Ramadan, or Hanukkah, but rather holidays that have to do with community and experience. For example, … Continue reading How It All Adds Up ~ Celebrations

How It All Adds Up ~ Family Dynamics

Photo Credit: Macrovector Understanding What Makes Up Our Identities Ah, conflict. I have a love-hate relationship with it. Mostly because I can be an amazing mediator and an even more amazing shit-stirrer. The perks of being personable is that it's always to your own advantage, regardless of what people assume about you. Just because you're … Continue reading How It All Adds Up ~ Family Dynamics