Response to NYC Talking – Angel Rodriguez / Why Richard Spencer earned that elbow

This weekend, I came to learn that neo-Nazi Richard Spencer got decked on the side of the head by a White Antifa member, and I celebrated it. Yes, I celebrated a neo-Nazi that espouses the extermination and conquering of my people getting knocked the fuck out. I received push back …

An Open Letter to Melania Trump from a Third World Feminist

Dear First Lady Melania Trump, My name is Melinda, and I am PhD student in Anthropology, a discipline that has a long and complicated history on building itself on the oppression of people – a discipline with a dirty past that seeks to constantly redefine its boundaries – and make …

Violent Silence

In 2007, I broke out into the poetry scene with this poem called Violent Silence. “There’s this┬ásilence plaguing us/You and me/Because we are afraid of the repercussions/We are afraid of being on the wrong side.” I was 22, about to be 23, and Jimmy Eat World was all the rage. …