My history teacher swivels her neck towards the audience, then towards the board. We hear only one crack in her movements. Fitting for today’s lesson, she says, pulling her sleeves past her elbows. Fair lies on the board like it’s expecting someone to smear it and rewrite it in a different font. Fair is usuallyContinue reading “Two Meanings”
here is a list of apps, toolkits, tips, and self-defense tactics to hopefully ease your mind when leaving the house – even though we shouldn’t have to.
first, it shouldn’t be our responsibility to stay safe – the priority should be on men educating themselves to respect us.
However, – we know that now, in this particular time, women may still be hesitant to leave their homes, especially with the tragic passing of Sarah Everard, the staggering statistic of 97%, and the countless attacks on women that we hear about on the news.
Honoring the victims and supporting your AAPI friends by Marinel Perez To respect the wishes of their families, Zenerations will not be publishing the names of the victims. Instead, we urge you to donate to their families and other impacted community members, and Asians Americans Advancing Justice. As we honor and say their names, manyContinue reading “Going Past the Hashtag #StopAsianHate”
Educating yourself on anti-Asian imperialism by Sanjna Mizar, Keya Raval, and Ishani Solanki While there has been a significant rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans since the beginning of the pandemic, it’s important to acknowledge that these horrific acts aren’t individual acts of violence, but a result of the extensive history of anti-Asian ImperialismContinue reading “Discussing Anti-Asian History and its Societal Effects Today”
A wave of online activism sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement in response to police brutality and white supremacy flooded the internet and social media platforms in 2020. Emerging from this wave came educational infographics, blogs, and multimedia on anti-racism, which covered some terminology that became popularized during the movement. The word “unlearning” is one of them, and you may have already frequently heard it from many people online who sought to be better and “educate themselves” on anti-racism. So what exactly does unlearning mean, anyway?
WRITTEN BY: Cil
In 2021 the oldest members of Generation Z will be 24 years old, making the bulk of this generation teenagers and young adults who are already starting to enter the workforce. While financial literacy may seem like another buzz word it actually might be one of the most valuable life skills a person can learn in their formative years. Mac Gardener, a certified financial planner and financial literacy advocate, even told CNBC he believes “the number-one behavior children learn from their parents is spending habits,”. This is something that can actually widen the wealth gap when we consider that wealthy families most likely have the luxury of resources to teach financial competencies to their children.
WRITTEN BY: Fiona Bernardin
To the people who dislike our generation: as young people, the cycle of life eventually will give us the future responsibility to govern and steward the world.
We are told by our parents, our teachers and even by the general society to “act mature”, yet, when we state our own opinions, “you don’t know what you’re talking about”
WRITTEN BY: Vienna Kwan
What is the teenage dream?
Is it roaming street lit cities, with nothing but cell service and beat up doc martens
endless adventures with old friends as nostalgic as the smell of crayola paint
Or is it racing hearts when he finally reaches her skin tight jeans
If anything it sounds like a fever dream
Forbidden drinks stinging the backs of virgin throats
Girls with butterfly printed crop tops
And bodies closer to you than your own sober thoughts
Where a game of spin the bottle could be the night’s make or break
And even though 1 in 4 teenagers have stds
Whose lips one’s will land on seems to be the most out spoken risk
Relief coursing through your body the moment you see your friends
As quickly and powerfully as the smoke that fills up baby soft lungs
THC so strong it turns you into a character,
with no repercussions besides the morning after
Each red solo cup sparks curiosity wondering what concoction could be in each
No wonder why they call it liquid courage
Substances you could chug down in case you didn’t have any courage of your own
And in these situations, there was somehow always more to go around
Especially in the hands of someone drinking away their problems about a life that is
Deep within the black amnesias,
I nestle in perfect harmony with
the worldlessness of my selfhood.
WRITTEN BY: Prathami
Our Voice Matters is not merely an activist organization. It is a step towards progress. OVM bridges the gap between us citizens and our politicians with a new, revolutionary strategy we call Volume Buzzing.