Rainbow Fairytale

The Rainbow Fairytale

There is a fairy tale we are all familiar with. A young LGBT person struggles silently with their identity. It’s a battle, a journey, a heroic epic filled with gut wrenching pain and daring feats of self-exploration and acceptance. Eventually the protagonist of our story comes to that climax moment known as “Coming Out” - they tell everyone who they really are. Maybe there is glitter and rainbows and “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga playing in the background. Everything after that is supposedly Pride festivals and happy endings. They beat the dragon of heteronormative society. They did it. The struggle is over.

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 17:28
Behind Bars

Education Behind Bars

It’s safe to say that prison inmates are by far the most largely observed group of people in the world. Most of their moves are captured digitally by security cameras. They are always accounted for and literally counted by the number assignment they are provided. They are overseen by prison administration day in and day out. Their mail is open and checked. Their phone calls are scanned. Their visitors are logged. They have a calculated system from the time they are told to open their eyes in the morning to the time they are told to go to sleep. The public can find them by name on directories and even discover each individual’s sentence as well as when they are being released. What is such a mystery among the most observed population in the country is how many of them are taking college courses.

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 21:21
Our Future, Our World

Our Future, Our World

A Conscious Party is more than idealist rhetoric. A Conscious Party is about the awakening of mind, body, and our individual and collective disposition to ACT. To stand in the face of uncertainty when the world tells you to stay inside the status quo. Across the planet we are divided through ideological concepts like ‘race’, ‘gender’, ‘class’, and perhaps the most normalizing—the ‘nation’.

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:00