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My Diverse Family

   I grew up in a tiny little town, so tiny in fact, that my “town” was considered a village. With a population of only 1,344, I can safely assume I knew almost everyone around…



Love Knows No Culture

Last weekend I ordained a marriage for two of my closest friends. It was a beautiful outside wedding, set to the backdrop of the golden leaves of fall, accompanied with pale blue skies. The sun was…


Playing it Forward: Appropriation or appreciation

Let’s get right to the nitty-gritty of the issue: someone, somehow, in some way shape or form is going to boycott specifically only white people wearing costumes this Halloween on the grounds of “cultural appropriation.”…


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Fashion does not define a culture

I would like to take this time to make a special public announcement: Goth is a culture, not a fashion trend. The subculture was born in the late 1970s and has undergone at least two…