Watching the social aftermath of an abortion ban in Texas is a hard reminder of my male privilege

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Texas is a place that I will always hold near and dear to my heart.

As a fellow Texan myself, my home state has a way of filling me with memories of happy moments and simpler times. The food is absolutely delicious as it’s cooked with the Southern artistry that…


I quit writing to rediscover my love of writing

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Every week, my thoughts hit a brick wall. Like driving 80 miles per hour into a sudden car wreck where everything becomes chaotic and mangled.

Usually, I push through those thoughts. I slow down, recompose myself, get back on my feet, and get back to business. …


It’s hard to write when you’re no longer in love with your words

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“Your writing is good. Don’t overthink it. You’re doing better than you think you are.”

This line of thought keeps repeating in my head and yet it never feels quite real. …


Serving your country isn’t easy — but someone has to do it

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I was in 3rd grade when 9/11 first took place — too young to fully understand but old enough to know something big was happening. That day felt like any other day for a kid in elementary: I did class assignments, went to lunch, and hanged with my friends. All…


Women deal with enough problems — don’t make it worse

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“We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.”

Singer/Songwriter, Aretha Franklin

Men are weird when it comes to our dicks.

No, I’m being dead serious. We are specifically weird whenever our dick is involved.

Walk into your local public rest area…


Growing up is a part of life but it hurts to give up on the past

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I took time off to spend time back in my hometown of Longview, Texas. It was comforting to find myself in a familiar setting once again…and yet it was uncomfortable at the same time.

As I traveled around my home city, nothing felt the same anymore. Despite spending much of…


Confidence goes deeper than the physical

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“I wasn’t the prettiest girl in the room, but I learned to carry myself with confidence — that’s how you make the best impression on people.”

Actress, Priyanka Chopra

Confidence isn’t complicated — actually, it’s remarkably easy to channel confidence. Confidence is a powerful trait that captures and captivates the…


The dangerous rise of a society built on anger and outrage

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“Is it just me or is it getting crazier out there?”

Joker

America is burning and I have no idea when the flames will stop. With each new day, the flames become increasingly incendiary. However, it’s not a literal fire, but a metaphorical fire. A fire of burning rage at…


Black culture has a real problem with valuing black women — and that needs to change

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Empathy for black women

So quick recap for anyone fortunate enough not to be informed of this situation.

Back in July 2020, news reached the public that rapper, Tory Lanez shot another high-profile rapper, Meg The Stallion. Meg The Stallion — real name, Megan Jovon Ruth Pete — is known for her confident and…

Dayon Cotton

I write dope articles about social issues, life lessons, and living a better life, dayon1020@gmail.com, Follow My Twitter! @dayoncotton00, Active Duty US Navy

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