Unlearning the patriarchy

Unsettled Settler

I now put conscious effort into decolonizing myself by challenging gender binary expectations. Even though I sometimes catch myself saying sorry when I shouldn’t, speaking too softly, or moving to the side to let men pass, I am self-conscious of those actions.
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Nightlife and coastlines: A local’s guide to Los Cabos

Renowned for its sunny beaches and vibrant nightlife, Los Cabos is a favorite destination for spring breakers and families alike. While most people often find themselves sticking to the touristy areas, you’ll find yourself experiencing Los Cabos like a true local with this guide!
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Color blind-ed

Unsettled Settler

I will no longer allow white supremacy to control my life and will continue to be a critic of its different manifestations. I will continue to decolonize myself by changing old attitudes and habits. Ultimately, ethnic studies fundamentally changed the way I view the world. It empowered me by showing me how I was being oppressed and how I was oppressing others.
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The Lord ain’t my shepherd

Cal in Color

When I would ask about my absent dad, my mom would tell not me to worry, reminding me of my Heavenly Father watching over me from up above. I love you, Mom, but that’s crazy talk. I don’t want white Christ watching over me as much as I don’t want
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Are you going to eat that?

On the Mark

It all started with food. I grew up as a meat-and-potatoes Midwestern kid. My parents made a lot of casseroles. Tuna casserole, one of my mom’s go-tos, consisted of noodles, tuna, cream and breadcrumbs. Chinese Pie, aka Shepherd’s Pie, one of my dad’s specialties, was made of layered potatoes, peas
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Sustainable hosting: tomorrow must change

Countries, especially those that are poorer or less developed, struggle to come up with the funds necessary to build the new stadiums and transportation networks that organizational bodies such as FIFA and the International Olympic Committee, or IOC, require.
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‘Xichulense Yo Soy’ celebrates culture, diversity at Fort Mason

It’s not just a performance — it’s a celebration; of raw emotion, of music, of the capacity for musicians to connect to an audience. “Xichulense Yo Soy” the Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco’s 25th-anniversary show prompted rapturous shouting and applause last Saturday throughout Cowell Theater.
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