Why Representation Matters

Why Representation Matters

Let’s talk race. I am a Black man in America. I went to private schools from elementary school to high school and one semester of college. Something that I always noticed was this: there are a LOOOOTTTT of White people and almost no Black people. When I was younger,...
Redefining Vulnerability for Men

Redefining Vulnerability for Men

So, this is going to be kind of difficult because I hate vulnerability. Yet, I’m about to delve into the topic of men and vulnerability sparked by a post I saw a while back. I rarely cry. As a matter of fact, I hate crying. I am super emotional. But I rarely want to...
Mental Fitness Confessions of a College Student

Mental Fitness Confessions of a College Student

  So I’ve written a couple of articles, but up to this point, I haven’t been as candid as I can be. My mother always says that there is a certain amount of healing in transparency; healing for the person sharing their truth and for the person the truth is shared with....
College is Where You Practice Self-Acceptance

College is Where You Practice Self-Acceptance

I’m a young, black male in America. I am a young, black male in America who plays guitar. I am a young, black male in America who plays guitar and likes rock music. I am a young, black male in America who plays guitar, likes rock music, doesn’t care for sports, wants...

What I Wish I Was Told About College

They say that college is the best four years of your life. I am now a sophomore in college, but my freshman year… not so hot. I definitely didn’t get that “best years of your life” feeling. My story was a little different: I went to what I thought was my dream school,...