A Red Passport Doesn’t Make You British

Photo by Valentin Antonucci I’ve been thinking a lot lately on what it means to self-identify. The term self-identification is usually used alongside diversity and inclusion debates surrounding transgender people, but I want to strip the word down to its core meaning. To assign a particular characteristic or categorization to oneself; describe oneself as belonging …

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Here is what you’re going to say to your extroverted friends the next time they call you out

1. You knew who I was when you met me. I did not introduce a vibe I could not maintain. I did not lie about who I was nor was I dishonest. I was who I am when you decided to enter this friendship so you cannot complain about my desire for solitude or my …

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Forgive but Don’t Remain

We've all heard the term forgive and forget. Most leaders have said this. Most tweeters have tweeted this. Most religions believe this. But up until recently, I was saying boldly and unapologetically 'forgive but don't forget'. Why would you forget what someone did to you, giving them the opportunity to do it to you again? …

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