Staff Picks

  • Tate Young
    Published 20 days ago
    Triple Threat: Being an LGBT+ Black Female (+ in a STEM Discipline)

    Triple Threat: Being an LGBT+ Black Female (+ in a STEM Discipline)

    In theatre, being a thriple threat means being able to sing, dance, and act. Although I did do theatre for a year in high school and have years of history earning gold stars on Just Dance, the only part of that criteria I meet is being able to act, and that's being generous to myself. For me, being a triple threat has nothing to do with my talents and more to do with my identity: Black, Lesbian, and Female.
  • Ry Lewis
    Published about a month ago
    Ten things Covid-19 has created that need naming

    Ten things Covid-19 has created that need naming

    Ever since Coronavirus, Covid-19, the Rona, or whatever you want to call it, came into our lives, things have been different – drastically different. Every day has become a collection of disconnected socially awkward moments with once simple tasks becoming a massive ball ache to achieve.
  • Rebecca Dangler
    Published 2 months ago
    The Revolutionary Friendship of Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama

    The Revolutionary Friendship of Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama

    With a friendship rooted in racial activism, these American civil rights leaders exemplify Afro-Asian solidarity.
  • Miles Carter
    Published 2 months ago
    How To Build A Community

    How To Build A Community

    A year ago, I published a video called ‘If You Decide To Love Someone’, and currently, it has 2 million views. I believe this brought a lot of people together because the vulnerability that was expressed, and it is this vulnerability that connects us all as human beings. This is a good foundation to build a community on, because you will only ever be expected to be who you are. It also invites others to do the same.
  • malin evita
    Published 3 months ago
    DISCLOSURE, J.K. Rowling, & Why the Narrative of Violent Trans Women in Pop-Culture Has to Change

    DISCLOSURE, J.K. Rowling, & Why the Narrative of Violent Trans Women in Pop-Culture Has to Change

    For the past few days, #TransWomenAreWomen has been trending on Twitter. This is after Stephen King tweeted just that which got J.K. Rowling to unfollow him and delete a tweet where she thanked and praised him (after he retweeted an excerpt from a thread of hers).
  • malin evita
    Published 3 months ago
    First Place in Lifelong Learning Challenge
    Embracing Radical Empathy in an Age of Antipathy

    Embracing Radical Empathy in an Age of Antipathy

    When I take a look around me today, one thing has become abundantly clear: We are living through an age of antipathy. Whether it's lockdown protestors that would have the ‘old and weak’ sacrificed for the right to get a haircut, the people yelling ‘All Lives Matter’ - not as a statement of solidarity or support but rather as a rebuttal to demean and dismiss the Black Lives Movement, or the parent that refuses to vaccinate their kids and thus endangers the rest of the kids amongst them for otherwise cured diseases, a vulgar pattern of exceptional egocentrism appears.
  • AV
    Published 4 months ago
    Why I’m Grateful For My Racist Ex

    Why I’m Grateful For My Racist Ex

    If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor' - Desmund Tutu
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 4 months ago
    All in the Name of Equality

    All in the Name of Equality

    Greetings, Vocal readers. Pride Month has finally arrived. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we have to remember that we’re still fighting for equality for all LGBT people. I know that marriage equality has been legalized for almost five years, but queer people are still being discriminated against and denied services. We have an election coming up in November and if President Trump doesn’t get re-elected, the next commander-in-chief has to be committed to fight for the rights of gay and lesbian people and condemn discrimination of all forms.
  • Hyper Homo
    Published 4 months ago
    The SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN way to attract a partner

    The SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN way to attract a partner

    Like many in my generation, I am single. Alone, all alone with nobody to love, hold, argue with, take cute pictures with or go on holiday with.