Bella Lane · black lives matter · Social Justice

5 Ingredients for White Privilege Part 2: Mass Incarceration

“Like Jim Crow (and slavery), mass incarceration operates as a tightly networked system of laws, policies, customs, and institutions that operate collectively to ensure the subordinate status of a group defined largely by race.” ― Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness After addressing the origin of the criminalization of… Continue reading 5 Ingredients for White Privilege Part 2: Mass Incarceration

Election 2016 · Social Justice

Joe Walsh is Grabbing his “Musket” if Donald Trump is Not Elected Come November 9th

Former Representative Joe Walsh is immediately under fire again due to a tweet. Instead of threatening war on the President this time though, He’s threatened to grab his “musket” if Donald Trump is not elected come November 9th. There has yet to be an explanation following this tweet, however, plenty of people have already begun… Continue reading Joe Walsh is Grabbing his “Musket” if Donald Trump is Not Elected Come November 9th

Social Justice · Uncategorized

5 Ingredients for White Privilege Part 1: Slavery

In my quest to shed light on racial injustice in our country, I will be doing a five part series on the issues that breathe life into White Privilege. While there are many variables to this systemic inequality, I will be focusing on 5 main contributors; Slavery, Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality, Public Housing Developments, and… Continue reading 5 Ingredients for White Privilege Part 1: Slavery

Social Justice · Uncategorized

Donald Trump: An Angry Cheeto and His Call for “Law and Order”

“I am the Law and Order Candidate” Over the course of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, he has consistently referred to himself as the “Law and Order” candidate. If this does not terrify you, either you are privileged enough to not understand what this means or simply do not care. After hearing him speak on current… Continue reading Donald Trump: An Angry Cheeto and His Call for “Law and Order”

Mental Health · womens health

Nexplanon: The Year I Lost My S**T

Recently, several articles have been published on the possibility of Birth Control being linked to depression. If you are considering any method of birth control I recommend doing intense research. I can tell you that 2 years ago, I did not. That is how I spent an entire year in hormone hell. My first thought… Continue reading Nexplanon: The Year I Lost My S**T