Right to Left: Senior MiC Editor, Arts Writer, Daily Staff Reporter, Daily Music Beat Editor and Managing Photo Editor
Disclaimer: Not all the writers of this piece are POC. Although MiC is an exclusively POC space, we felt this piece was important to share as a collaborative work as it upholds the standards, values and mission of MiC.
I joined Michigan in Color as an eager freshman trying to find my community and place at the University of Michigan. For much of high school I was always known as the outspoken, political feminist girl, and that is still an identity I hold closely today.
Through MiC, I am constantly in community and in conversation with thinkers and storytellers of my generation. I have learned from and been inspired by the voices around me as we connect our ancestral traumas and joys.
It is difficult to chalk up truth, emotion and productive analysis into a piece of literature — worthy of publishing or being seen by others — when talking about a body of people you consider your world, your light, your kin and your spirit; it is difficult to know what to say to a group of
My mother is a 5 foot 2 inch Indian woman and I’m her only child. This statement alone should speak volumes about our relationship. To compensate for my lack of siblings, at times she acts like my older sister.