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

The enemy to those who want unmitigated power isn’t foreign, it’s Black votes that keep true democracy alive

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Words are never going to be able to save lives the way legislation can

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Minorities can only do so much — we will continue to see racism and hate crimes grow if they majority refuses to step up

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


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

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We’ve come along way from the food we used to ingest on the regular — but thank you for the memories anyways


Sometimes the content we consume just needs to be slow-cooked to maximize its entertainment value

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Just because we had to endure work without pay doesn’t mean we should pass it on to the next generation

Unpaid interns at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva hold a banner that says “PAY YOUR INTERNS” during a demonstration organized by The Fair Internship Initiative (FII) on August 14, 2017.
Unpaid interns at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva hold a banner that says “PAY YOUR INTERNS” during a demonstration organized by The Fair Internship Initiative (FII) on August 14, 2017.
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The biggest question we ask ourselves is if we are good enough and ready to be a parent


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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