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ARISING FROM DARKNESS

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Arising From Darkness    Tragic deaths, unspoken words, a failed relationship and mistreatment of my own mental health…..    I can never forget this summer of 2019; not only because of the emotional and physical deaths but the decision I made to leave behind everything, that I had built for myself and the community in Southern California. My life had changed over night and I made this decision in order to support someone who needed me the most.   My uncle had unexpectedly passed away in a tragic work accident that should have never happened. He was such a kind,...

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The heart knows

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The Heart Knows, Before You Do All throughout high school I was involved in theatre. If I was not acting on stage then I would be working backstage, while assisting with our yearly can food drives and fundraisers. Little did I know that I would eventually meet the love of my life, while doing what I loved the most.  At age 15 I was given my first musical role. I was not much of a singer, but at the time I was able to keep a tune when singing with the other actors. Now, I know what you are thinking...

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Why did she stay?

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Why Did She Stay? “Pues por mensa. It is her fault for not leaving.” I am sure you have heard this response or something similar about a woman who continues to stay with a man who abuses her in any shape or form. It is often times assumed that a woman who stays with an abuser is doing so because she “does not know her worth.” Before I continue, I will say that I am fully aware that abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of their gender. But for this post I will be using She/Her/Hers pronouns due to a...

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ABORTION BAN?

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Let’s Talk About the Abortion ban “Why do you want an abortion? Why don’t women close their legs? Getting an abortion is a sin.” These are just a few of the questions that were being asked publicly after Alabama had announced their new abortion bans. The people of social media made sure to boast their opinions about it. Which I am glad it happened, ALL women need to know that they are supported and others will preach on there beliefs for Pro-Choice. No one deserves to feel alone or uncared for in such a serious decision.   According to The...

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C/O 2019

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Blog 4 A Message for the Class of 2019 It is 2 am and you are filled with the usual excessive amount of caffeine. You are contemplating for the 3rd time on how you spent this weekend out with friends or watching the same show on Netflix, trying to avoid all responsibilities. Then you tell yourself “UGHHH I am never procrastinating like this again” after turning in your assignment 30 seconds before the actual deadline. Next thing you know, it’s finals week and you find yourself procrastinating yet again. If any of you were able to think to yourself “yeah...

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