Seeing Past the Surface

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Is it a feeling or an expectation? Take me back to 1950 and you would find me up against a wall or in the back of a cop car because I am a white woman who loves a black man. They’d say I am in love with neither an expected nor accepted color. Why are we limited to other people’s expectations when it comes to whom we choose to love? If it makes a person uncomfortable, it’s taboo. If it causes uprisings, it’s illegal. We live in a world that is all about change, making progress, and new innovations. So why is it so hard for people to accept when an interracial couple walks into the room?

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Why You Should Take a Peek at HBO’s Looking

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As a massive fan of dramadies, HBO programming, and Jonathan Groff, I was very much anticipating the release of the new show Looking. If you haven’t heard about it yet, Looking follows three friends as they clumsily navigate their way through relationships, love, and careers. The first season just wrapped up, and it has been announced that the show will be renewed for a second season.

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The Reflection We Don’t Want to See

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At times, when I look in the mirror, there are things about my reflection that I wish I could change. When I see an unwanted spot, dark circles, or uneven skin tone, I put on makeup so that I can shield these parts of myself from the outside world. I have this desire to appear to be flawless, but this type of thinking is so damaging. Every time that I look in the mirror and choose to hide things about body, it’s like I’m saying to myself, “You’re not good enough the way you are, so you need to alter your appearance before you can face the world with confidence.”

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