Reproductive justice is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and protection of women’s human rights, according to the Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice.¹ My experiences with sexuality and reproductive justice began in childhood, through a series of painful and difficult encounters of … [Read more…]
I don’t know what to do in this environment I’m full of love but it feels like I’ve lost it Who are my friends? Why am I here? I know what my purpose is, but the pathway’s not clear. Everyday I go to school sit through Chemistry but my mind worries about people sitting through … [Read more…]
Oh the wonders, the uncertainties, and excitement I had. The first steps I would take. The traditions I would embrace. The colors I would wear The crimson that would flow. I walked on stage. Diploma at hand and cap over me. Smiled like a king. My work had only begun. My own room for a … [Read more…]
It was an epic adventure, and that’s what I wanted since Richard had those: He worked hard and flaunted the laws of physics he exploited. Physics made the magic real and puns made the English language a playground where one could reveal the subtle twist and turn in the juncture of each structure that we … [Read more…]
His head was almost bald. Wanting no one to see the prickly hairs that stood up like a fresh “Army-strong” buzz cut, he tried wearing a hat to make himself feel tough. By covering his dome he had the bravado to act black— inner-city rough. His royal blue Kangol hat was like Mother Earth tilted on her … [Read more…]
Every day I wake up put on my coat, warm up a cuppa, and spend a little time sipping as my engine warms. Every day by seven thirty, I’m at school, sitting pretty behind my apple-adorned desk; every day by seven forty-five, so is Daniel in his chair— Daniel, in his bright red long-sleeved jacket the … [Read more…]
I’m from Detroit. I was three times more likely to go to jail than graduate high school. I am not in jail. But don’t you worry, I teach in the barrio— just a displaced middle school teacher from the Murder Mitten. Back home they closed all our public schools. I did not know this many white people existed … [Read more…]
Mackenzie Mullins is an undergraduate student at OU and an avid illustrator. Her work (and life) is glittery, a little anachronistic, and unapologetically, intersectionally feminist. She plans to study Studio Art and then head into a career in concept art/visual development after college. You can find more of her art at bluewitching.tumblr.com!