Social media is taking over the world, but is it really that bad of thing? This is the question I think is at the front of many people’s minds because of how rapidly social media is growing. From my own experience I think social media benefits my life more than it negatively affects me. I think it takes a good balance of social media in order to have this good “relationship” with social media. Don’t get me wrong social media can quickly become our enemy but we shouldn’t overlook the positives.

Social media can be a great source to be…

Tarana Burke is someone who inspires many young people today, both females and males. This woman is someone who’s life work has been about helping people of color and marginalized groups, but most importantly young women and girls. The Me Too movement was founded by Burke in 2006 and was created to raise awareness to sexual abuse and assault in society. Even long before the Me Too movement took over in society Tarana Burke focused on teaching young girls and women about finding a sense of self-worth. Although these movements Burke already had in the works were successful and changing…

Although it may seem like it, there are human rights issues all around the world, not just here in the United States. Human trafficking is a human rights issue that is affecting almost all of the countries worldwide. Human trafficking is seen as the modern-day slavery which needs to be stopped as soon as possible. Just recently, in 2020, reports show that Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Venezuela, and China as being “Tier 3 countries”. In china, many individuals are removed from their homes to work under forced labor conditions in factories which supply global brands and basically live in…

A community is such a complex thing in our lives that does not get enough recognition. To me, a community is the people, places, and experiences that surround an individual. Communities are also the gaps in these common aspects of life. Being able to recognize both the similar and different people, places, and experiences in a community is extremely important. Communities may be people we lean on when things get tough, or people who will inspire us to be better each and every day. Communities shape who we truly are as a person.

My community consists of exactly those types…

Treat people with kindness.

This is a phrase that may not mean much to every person, but to me it is something I live by. Growing up, I like most teens, looked up to celebrities, but for the talent they had rather than who they were as a person. When I became a young adult, I realized one of my favorite celebrities was a very complex individual who stood up for the rights for others over and over again which made me idolize him even more. Harry Styles creates art through his music and his passion for “treating people with…

Makenzie Victor

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