How To: Collective Action/Organizing

  Society cannot be changed by a single person. It takes significant collective action to ever achieve anything meaningful in an era where the structures that govern society are as powerful and pervasive as they are now. This can seem overwhelming, but starting small...

Make Sure You Can Always Breathe

Let’s talk about the narrative of “resilience” that is spoken of as the prized possession that happens when first-gen/low income students are put through elite institutions. I went to a dinner the other day that my university was hosting, and it invited FLI students,...

Freedom is Free–the Rest is Scheduled

As a junior, my life just got real. It hit me once I hit the momentous third year just how much my present actions will directly impact my future, and how much the latter depends on the former. It’s a little scary—and because of that, I felt like I had to do...

How Internships Are Classist

There’s a terrible underbelly to the practice of internships that transcends the anxiety of finding an opportunity that leads to a ‘productive’ summer; and it plagues low income students disproportionally. This past spring semester, I felt frantic with worry over how...