Musings

Why Petitions Aren’t Enough Anymore

Trigger warning: rape

The Brock Turner case was a giant mess of victim-blaming and white privilege. The rapist got off on an easy sentence because he was an athlete and the judge thought “jail would be too hard” for him. But now, all the outrage, all the activist statements, have fizzled out of the media. Remember the petition going around to recall Judge Persky? It’s still in existence, and it’s been months since it was started. Continue reading “Why Petitions Aren’t Enough Anymore”

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Musings

My Second Article is Live

And it feels kind of great. I’ve only got two followers so far, but friends (and people I don’t even know) are sharing my pieces. I feel honored.

The topic I’m writing about is important, and there’s only so much traffic it’ll get after being posted on a blog. The Odyssey publishes to a wider audience. Hopefully as I gain more of a following, more people will start seeing my work. Continue reading “My Second Article is Live”

Musings

When Opportunity Knocks

Writing opportunities don’t come around that often when we’re younger and unpublished. Many of us, myself included, are responsible for tracking down what we want and shoveling our work into the mouths of literary magazine after literary magazine. So what happens when you’re offered an unpaid writing gig that requires one new piece of material each week?

You go for it. Continue reading “When Opportunity Knocks”