A Five-Year-Old Writes Adorable Pro-Gay Letter To Obama, He Writes Back

Five-year-old Yasmeen Faruqui wasn’t in the mood for homework — she had bigger issues on her mind.

So she sat down and wrote a letter to President Obama. What she (or her aunt) never could have expected, though, is that he’d respond.

Here’s the letter she thought long and hard over:Screenshot - 5_28_2015 , 6_12_55 AM Continue reading

The +++ Journals: Entry III

Blog_The +++ JournalsDaberechi and I were destined to be friends. I believed it was beyond serendipity to keep bumping into her on various Social Media platforms. I guess this was because we seemingly played around the same circles and had a handful of mutual friends. While I mostly enjoyed playing Switzerland online when community-related debates and issues sprang up, her opinions and reactions were vocal and unpretentious. I particularly admired her brazen approach and grace against the harsh criticisms and lashing she often faced from trolls and cyber-bullies.

So I decided to friend her on Facebook and although our chats were seldom, I managed to stay in touch with her over the last year or thereabout. I had promised her countless times that I would visit and bring over some material for the Human Rights Initiative she managed, especially since she always seemed to have answers for me when I reached out to her.

“Hey girlfriend,” she said after a loud yawn. Continue reading