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Movie Review: Moonlight

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Moonlight is about a character I’ve never seen in a movie—a gay thug who is big, bad, and scary, but who expresses his feelings. Instead of a monster, the movie shows a drug dealer as a human being. His name is Chiron, and he lives in a poor part of Miami, Florida. The movie is […]

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My Looking-Glass Self

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I was anxious on the first day of my first college class, The Individual and Society. It was a sociology class that my adviser had suggested I take. I did not even know what “sociology” meant when I signed up. I certainly did not know that something in that class would make my own life […]

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Almost One of the Gang

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Names have been changed. When I was in 8th grade, all my friends started joining the Crips gang. They bragged about how cool they were, and they made gang life look so easy and fun. I hung out with them to learn more and just to be able to say I hung out with gang […]

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Too Much Pride

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I come from a family with a huge amount of pride. The men in my family especially have a lot of pride and don’t like to ask for help. So until recently I rarely asked for help. I was scared of being looked upon as less of a man. I guess that’s because I used […]

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