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Lessons from two and a half years without social media

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Photo by George Pagan III on Unsplash

This post is for anyone who is considering quitting social media, curious about deleting their social media accounts, and/or is just intrigued about what life is like without social media in the 21st century.


Roughly two and a half years ago, sometime in June 2017, I deleted my last standing social media account, Twitter. Continue reading “Lessons from two and a half years without social media”

31-day challenge of no devices after 8 PM

A new month, like the new year, brings about new possibilities and opportunities to commit to a habit change.

Towards the end of last May, I committed to follow a morning and night routine for 31 days to bring about a much needed structure to my days in quarantine. A relatively simple change to my daily routine automatically snowballed into other positive habits.

Continue reading “31-day challenge of no devices after 8 PM”

Racism as a governing apparatus: A Foucauldian analysis

 

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Note: Given recent political and social events, I want to bring back a favourite article of mine that didn’t make the cut when I decided to revamp my blog. I wrote this originally as part of one of my graduate class’s final term paper. Foucault’s social theories are very complex and difficult to fully grasp. It is with the utmost humble respect for his work that I attempt to expand his work on biopower in relation to racism.


Michel Foucault’s concept of “biopower” has received very little focus within the race literature, which rely heavily on critical race theory, and specifically as it relates to the issue of blackness and racism in America. Continue reading “Racism as a governing apparatus: A Foucauldian analysis”

Be informed, stay sane: Digital wellness in the era of COVID-19

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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

What’s hoarding toilet papers got to do a fatal flu virus outbreak? Good ol’ media.

Imagine this.

The year is 2020. A flu virus, the deadliest in history, by the name of coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected and wiped out 99.9 percent of the world population.

At the same time, aliens decide to pay our planet a visit. At arrival, they find the streets strangely quiet, shops, restaurants, cafes, and stores shut down. As they make their way from one house to the next, the aliens discover bodies after bodies. What’s more strange is the piles of items, labeled toilet paper, they discover in every house. Continue reading “Be informed, stay sane: Digital wellness in the era of COVID-19”

On self-care during quarantine

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Photo by Ksenia Makagonova on Unsplash

Note: This is a guest post by my dear friend, Kafui Mensah.

As we all know, it can be challenging to practice self-care in the midst of everything that grabs at our attention on any given day.

Whether you’re juggling a career and a social life, or school and hobbies, or just trying to make it to bed at a decent hour, the busyness of life is often not conducive to the development of a self-care routine. Continue reading “On self-care during quarantine”