Recovery Road, Another Glossy Teen Show?

­   Recovery Road, written by Blake Nelson, is one of my favorite books. I randomly picked it up at the local library one day, drawn to the front cover decorated with a heart formed by pills. The novel touched me, it was written very honestly, and seemed to truly understand what it was like… Continue reading Recovery Road, Another Glossy Teen Show?

A Complete Overview of the Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots happened on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, NY. There were a series of spontaneous protests and demonstrations by members of the LGBT community against numerous police raids. The Stonewall Inn was a gathering place for gays, lesbians, and drag queens, and when police raids occurred, men could… Continue reading A Complete Overview of the Stonewall Riots

Carnism: Why We Eat Certain Animals

Carnism is a term coined by Dr Melanie Joy, a psychologist and Harvard educated professor in the 2009 book: “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows.” It is an invisible belief system, or ideology that conditions people to eat certain animals. In a Carnist culture, people use the 4 N’s to justify their… Continue reading Carnism: Why We Eat Certain Animals

The Horrible Truth behind the Dowry System

Imagine your life being worth the price of a dishwasher and a motorcycle. Imagine being sold to your husband like cattle going to the slaughterhouse. That is the cruel reality for women in India. Heinous atrocities go on every day in our world, and one of the worst crimes against humanity is the Dowry System,… Continue reading The Horrible Truth behind the Dowry System

What you need to know about ISIS

What is the history behind the background and the formation of ISIS? ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, sometimes known as ISIL. The group originated from Jama’at al Tawhid wal-Jiah in 1999 and was renamed Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn but more commonly known as Al Qaeda in 2004. The… Continue reading What you need to know about ISIS

The Jonestown Massacre: More to the Story

On November 18th 1978, 918 people died in Guyana in what was deemed as a mass suicide. The Jonestown Massacre was considered the most deadly single non-natural disaster in U.S history up until 9/11. The victims were members of the Peoples Temple, led by Jim Jones, and were a radically integrated group whose ideologies were… Continue reading The Jonestown Massacre: More to the Story