Makayla Richards

20 y.o writer with lots of thoughts on life, current events, love, and anything I feel like talking about

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Who You Were Born as May Not Be the Person You Were Meant to Be
7 months ago
The definition of a person, let alone a gender, is fluid—who you love, what you were, what you stand for, and the life you choose to lead. Yet society seeks to oppress and silence the masses of women, young people, lesbians, gays, and transgender people. I read/watched three pieces that were all founded upon the central idea of gender and gender roles. The first piece is a spoken performance by Chimamanda Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists; the second piece is Bros Before Hos: The Guy Code by M...
To the Person Who Sacrifices Their Happiness for Someone Else
8 months ago
Take a step back, look at the bigger picture. Are things as they seem? On the outside, they look like they are happy, healthy, and what every person could want, but are they really? It takes a good lo...