Do You See You? tells the story of a young twenty-something Arielle London looking for love and finding it in the wrong places. This autobiographical account follows Arielle as she embarks upon a new relationship and a new journey studying Human Rights abroad in London, England. Except things aren’t all as they seem to be, in fact, Arielle has a rude awakening in store. Do You See You? is now available in eBook & paperback on Amazon.com! Continue reading Do You See You?
For years now you have heard me preach the importance of children’s rights, and lately you’ve heard me get a little bit louder. Chances are, that won’t be changing anytime soon. Vocal holds regular writing competitions and when the opportunity to enter a challenge titled (Un)Common Knowledge presented itself, I had to present the current most important political fact I know: The United States is the only country in the world not yet to have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Check out the full article here. Continue reading The American Oversight
Today is International Women’s Day 2021, an important day for recognizing women everywhere across all socially constructed divisions and arbitrarily decided upon lines. On this day it is important that we reflect on who women are and why we recognize our gender on this day. Being a woman is increasingly understood as an identity and not necessarily a gender assignment upon birth. While yes, anatomically, if you are assigned a certain body at conception by nature then you will most likely fall into the category of being female, however you may also grow to identify as a woman with time, … Continue reading Hear Me Roar: International Women’s Day 2021
‘Twas the evening before 2021, and all throughout the world… ah fuck it, this shit is over!!!! 2020 was supposed to be a year of milestones for a lot of us, and it turned out to be a collective turning point for all of us. The famous “pivot” mantra had me thinking of athletics and dancing more than it did my lifestyle strategy. And if anything, I just got pushed deeper into my love for creative pursuits and passion for both human rights and mental health. 2020 was a year marked with struggle in different ways for all of us … Continue reading DAY 25: Happy New Year!
Regardless of how that headline makes you feel, I am a feminist. I am a proud feminist at that, one who believes in equality between genders in all regards. It comes with the package of being a human rights advocate but also just a conscious mind. I was reflecting on someone that I know, a male who is clearly not a feminist, and how he would react to my wearing a t-shirt that solely reads the word “FEMINIST” in capitals and bold lettering. Personally, I think the shirt would get to him, but like I said when I started this … Continue reading DAY 16: I Am A Feminist
“I’m enraged with emotion, do you fear it’s insincere? I dropped a grenade on the floor, watched it explode had no fear.” – Arielle London This past week we have seen horrific stories develop in the news. Every week the news cycle presents stories of systemic failures but this week I’d like to highlight three stories. The first, reports of mass hysterectomies taking place at an ICE detention center in Georgia, USA. The second, the rape and murder of a 5-year old girl in Pakistan. The third, the rape of a mother on a highway in front of her children … Continue reading This Week’s Human Rights Report
We are living in a time where people are asking serious questions about our police forces. The Black Lives Matter movement has shed an incredible light on the unjust treatment of visible minorities at the hands of those who are supposed to serve and protect. I am not a visible minority but I have been on both sides of the spectrum. I have experienced police brutality in my own home, and I have also been saved by police. I am critical of anyone in a position of power, but especially those that abuse that role. However, I have been unable … Continue reading Silence Is NOT A Solution