Monday, September 27

Author: Nahje Royster

One-Liners Everyone Should Know
Opinion

One-Liners Everyone Should Know

by Nahje Royster I know November was over three weeks ago but what can I say other than major writer’s block has taken over my brain. I have wanted to write a full piece on a topic that I have been sitting on for a while, but my mind has a million prompts circling full speed, and it is hard to commit to one topic right now. So, instead I have decided to take a cue from social media. There were a few people who I saw make posts about “No Nuance November” (I unfortunately can’t remember their handles because I scroll too fast) and honestly, I enjoyed the trend. As a community educator, I often feel bad for not explaining my thoughts fully. However, the topics I speak on are often close and personal to me, so it is not just me educating folks based off what I have learned but also my pers...
An Open-Letter to Broken-Hearted Children and the Folks Who Broke Them
Opinion

An Open-Letter to Broken-Hearted Children and the Folks Who Broke Them

by Nahje Royster An open-letter to broken-hearted children and the folks who broke them: I am just going to say it -- children don’t owe parents anything. I don’t care if that sounds entitled, nor do I care if you disagree. Why? Because children and adults alike are suffering irreversible emotional, mental, spiritual, and even physical trauma at the hands of people who are supposed to love, care, and protect us. An indisputable fact is that parents brought us here against our will -- meaning none of us had any say in being created. I know that might sound like an unnecessary point to make, but it is a simple fact. When our lives begin, we have no choice to depend on our parents and caregivers. We do not have the ability, or the understanding needed to care for ourselves. We a...
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