Articles by wordsjadewrote

Sexism in the Olympics

This Rio Olympics, one of the hottest topics on social media is shedding light on yet another form of sexism: namely, the manner in which female Olympians are described, in [...]

August 23, 2016 // 2 Comments

Flying the Refugee Flag

Rose Lokonyen, Anjelina Lohalith, James Chiengjiek, Yiech Biel, and Paulo Lokoro of South Sudan. Yonas Kinde of Ethiopia, Popole Misenga and Yolande Mabika of the Congo, as [...]

August 8, 2016 // 3 Comments

Is Imprisonment the Answer?

The very idea of child marriage seems foreign and abhorrent to those of us living in developed countries, but that’s not true for citizens of many nations. In countries [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Legacy of Elie Wiesel

Given the passing of author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel on July 2, I began looking into the man behind the legend a couple days ago, trying to better appreciate all he [...]

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments


So Brexit is Happening, Here’s Why Americans Should Care– Thursday’s British referendum concerning whether the UK should stay in the European or leave saw the leave [...]

June 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

“The Voice” Star Shot

Gun laws: no two words have sparked as much recent widespread controversy in the United States (except for maybe Donald Trump). With no shortage of activists speaking out in [...]

June 20, 2016 // 0 Comments