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Community

We’Ced Weighs in: #BlackLivesMatter & Police Brutality

Posted  July 21, 2016  by  We'Ced

The Black Lives Matter movement is important because it is giving a voice to people who have been oppressed, marginalized, and silenced for too long. Enough is enough. It’s time for the ‘Blue Wall of Silence’ to be torn down. This wall is what enables police brutality

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Guadalupe Reyes, far right, poses with a group of young woman from Merced and Richmond at the Sisterhood Rising camp.
Identity

Becoming a Womyn: My Experience at Sisterhood Rising

Posted  July 19, 2016  by  We'Ced

At camp, I wasn’t just given a definition of “woman” to absorb. I learned that being a “womyn” (as opposed to a wo-MAN) is about how I define myself, not how society defines me. Being a womyn is about taking charge of your own life.

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Family

Dear Mom, I Need You

Posted  June 30, 2016  by  We'Ced

I believe no child should grow up feeling unwanted, unsupported,or rejected by a parent. I do not want any person to go through what I have endured in my lifetime. I’ve known my entire life that I am different, and I’ve accepted it, but knowing my mom does not has really hurt me.

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Community

Undocumented America: What Lies Ahead

Posted  June 29, 2016  by  We'Ced

Unresponsive at first, the full impact of the decision settled in and I was devastated. I sat down and watched Univision — they were interviewing all of the disappointed parents and Dreamers. Seeing their heartbroken faces and frustrations hit me hard. It was another blow for immigration activists. One of many received over the years.

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Embracing My Voting Power

Posted  June 29, 2016  by  We'Ced

I was never fond of politics or the government, because I was under the impression that my vote didn’t matter. My grandfather used to tell me conspiracy theories about how every election was rigged. I refused to be part of a corrupt system.

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