Off the Record

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Our oppression isn't your creative tool

Almost a week ago, in an assignment for my screenwriting class, each student had to post two ideas and two comments on the class Canvas page for a short script that we hoped to write.

Angela and family

The first time I visited the Philippines, I was 12 years old — a pretentious, insufferable seventh grader leaving the country for the very first time.

One of Ciara Havishya's tattoos

Ciara Havishya

One of Ciara Havishya's tattoos

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On feet and on court, sneaker culture has been intertwined with the game of basketball since its very inception. With a new NBA season underway, I wanted to take a quick look at the state of the NBA sneaker landscape. PJ Tucker seal of approval pending.

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I don’t like Taylor Swift.

GOT7

“Sweet talk to me, babe

It’s magical

Sweet lullaby.”

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When Rupi Kaur’s “Milk and Honey” was first published, it sent the literary world into an uproar.

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Finally, a happy ending for Black women that has nothing to do with a man. We’ve seen all the stereotypical portrayals of Black women in media.

We’re angry. Too loud, too crazy.

We’re single moms. Lacking father figures and males in supportive roles.

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Interracial relationships haven’t been something accepted in America for a long time at all.

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*This review includes spoilers*

My favorite romance movie? The one during which the girl dumps the guy at the end and walks off into the sunset fulfilled with the knowledge that she is enough and doesn’t need a man.