Phantasms of inclusion

Cal in Color

Just because UC Berkeley isn’t majority white doesn’t mean that it truly includes its Black undergraduates — and labelling our campus as POC-majority further erases Black students.
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It’s high time

American Pie?

We cannot proceed as though time is linear, as though our reputations are the only things at stake, as though the past is a dusty relic.
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‘They hunt us down for fun’

Stories from the Outside

Authorities have established this dominance and control over transgender and queer people, and they wield their power to devastating effect: surveilling, tracking and quite literally hunting them.
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Seeing and being seen

Love in Conversation

This is one of love’s implicit agreements: I won’t — or can’t — hide, but whatever you see, you won’t look away. And vice versa.
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You catch more flies with honey

Cal in Color

I wanted to write “Cal in Color” to create real dialogue on what it actually means to be a Black woman at Berkeley, and doing so requires the invocation of uncomfortable radical topics.
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Music to my years

American Pie?

It was crushing, admitting to myself there wasn’t a single piece I could remember how to play in its entirety without mistakes, a deserved blow. 
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Beyond what’s normal

Stories from the Outside

Hope and imagination — aren’t these the first steps of any movement working toward a reality beyond what we deem “normal”?
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Partnerships, plural

Love in Conversation

Romantic and platonic aren’t organizing categories of relationships — they aren’t even poles on a spectrum.
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