Why Are You the Way That You Are?

Have you ever been asked why you are the way that you are? If so, it could be taken a number of ways.

You could take it as a compliment like, “Oh, this curious person is interested in me!” Or you may be unfazed by it as if it’s a perfectly reasonable thing to ask, maybe as natural as them asking where are you from or can you cook. Or you might take it as a unique conversation starter.

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Ruby Book Review

Ephram could not help but think of Ruby. She entered him like a taste at the back of his throat—the memory of his mama’s peach cobbler.

Ruby, Cynthia Bond. Book 3 Ch. 23.

Ruby by Cynthia Bond, a tale that, at most times, seamlessly weaves fiction and bits of non-fiction throughout most of the story. My daddy recommended this book to me and I later found out, after I finished the book, he had never read it!

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PRIDE Parades

Starting off, I am not LGBTQ, but I do support the self expression of all and having a space where you can be comfortable in your individuality. I say, let people love who they want to love!

I’ve always wanted to experience a PRIDE parade, but my mother didn’t know that. At least not until the day of the parade on September 16, 2018.

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Moving With the Change

by Taiwo Akorede

This month’s featured writer is my friend, Taiwo! Below you can read his article, Moving With the Change, and a bit more about him.

Taiwo Akorede, popularly know as TAAG, is from Lagos, Nigeria – a western part of Africa. He is a youth orientalist, societal enthusiast, motivational speaker, and a passionate writer with a compound philosophy of promoting intellectuals and reputable individuals unto honor that will suffice the development of resourceful leader for a better environment. Taiwo signifies to be a symbol of hope and an identity of motivation.

TAAG is the convener and founding president of “Foundation for Aspiring Youths in Ethical Leadership” (FYL). It is a non-profit making organization established in Nigeria in 2016 with the vision of creating a better generation of youths with sound leadership values and orientations. FYL has trained over 1,000 young people within a year.

He is an award winning motivational speaker; accomplished and energetic in impacting lives, and content development. He is a passionate volunteer with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. TAAG is the author of, “The Green Light.” He is a friendly and enthusiastic individual.

He is presently a Business major at North Lake College.

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