A writer and singer-songwriter centered around perspective and diversity. Words found on Medium’s Level. Follow me @JoshuaDairen on Twitter and Instagram.

I left the South not thinking I’d miss the place that helped shape who I am

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We may think we’re ready to go back into the world, but are we?

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Delmaine Donson — Getty Images


Every day, the hate that we give eats at the fabric of this country and any chance of redemption.

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Photo Credit: Reuters


Pointing out racial discrepancies is how we find more ways to improve diversity

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Photo Credit — National Museum of African American History and Culture


The biggest question we ask ourselves is if we are good enough and ready to be a parent

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There is so much opportunity for us to be a part of something that goes beyond what we’ve settled for

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Photo by Khamkéo Vilaysing


Halloween meant one thing and one thing only — getting the Christmas decorations down from the attic and prepping for Thanksgiving plans

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We’re not in a place where we want to see whether or not the COVID-19 vaccine works at our expense

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Black men being administered Syphilis during the Tuskegee experiments in


The police have a critical and necessary job, but they are not messiahs

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Police officers face off with protesters on September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images


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