Good morning, dear readers. The weather is absolutely miserable here in the D.C. Metro Area and beyond, as you may know. On mornings like these, I entirely give into melancholy and let my sad thoughts spiral nearly out of control. To give you a glimpse into my grey snowy psyche, take a look at a poem I wrote, when I sat down and imagined a … Continue reading Imaginary Loss
Today, in an entirely predictable move, I would like to honor women. Predictable because there is absolutely nothing else I would like to do right now. Every woman deserves empowerment, not just today, but every single moment of her life. Once again, kind of an obvious statement. But you know what? This actually is not obvious to so many people! Bigots, homophobes, and misogynists are … Continue reading International Women’s Day
First off, dear readers, please pardon me being less than prolific in terms of posting. I have not forgotten you, and your very own blog posts have been quite thought-provoking, once I returned to WordPress and read through them. I am writing a quick note today to share with you that a couple of days ago, on March 4th, I celebrated the 6-year anniversary … Continue reading Six-Year Anniversary
Republicans, It’s cute to see you try, really, but you will not shut me up. Neither will you silence the voices of those who stand with me. The more you tell us to “stop whining,” the harsher the action we will take against you. My dears, you have let your straight white privilege make you blind and callous. This is ABSOLUTELY NOT to say that … Continue reading Nice Try
A message to those who did this: A plague on both your houses! No, I do not curse your children to be star-crossed lovers, least of all to be born gay. That would be too cruel to my little LGBT brothers and sisters, to be raised by hateful bigoted homophobes. Don’t you dare call us crazy or crybabies. My LGBT peers and I are being … Continue reading Homophobes, Listen Up
Sending my love to everyone participating in Women’s March on Washington. In this picture, taken so long ago, I was blissfully young and uninformed about American politics, having just entered its borders. I only knew it was better than what I was leaving behind. Right now however, in a message to teenage girls in this day and age, I would like to say, stay strong! … Continue reading To Young Girls Everywhere
This photo was taken 15 years and 2 days ago, precisely two days before my Mother and I landed on American soil. My last two days in Belarus were a whirlwind, and now, in America, we are facing uncertain times. Through it all, however, I am blessed to be here. I love the USA and will continue to fight for all the ideals that brought … Continue reading 15 Years in America!