Beautiful Hair Without Pain, Politics or Shame

Beautiful Hair Without Pain, Politics or Shame

Gladys Gitau
April 25, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Hair for women carries secrets of beauty and self-acceptance. Black women's hair especially holds secrets I have known about since I was old enough to sit on my mother's lap and have her pull at my scalp until I looked "presentable." Mostly what I understood about my hair is that I had to endure a lot... Read more »

Blackness exists on a Spectrum

Gladys Gitau
April 11, 2013
Filed under Opinion

I fit in well on this campus. Like most Whitties, I consider myself intelligent, hardworking, socially conscious and fun to be around. More so, among my friends back home, I was that nerdy, outdoorsy, thrifty, liberal girl who was most likely to survive in an environment like Whitman. But there are... Read more »

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Gladys Gitau
February 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Opinion Highlight

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I could care less about dogs.

Gladys Gitau
February 9, 2013
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

I mentioned that I don't like dogs, but it's really nothing personal. The only reason I'm adamant about not liking dogs is because people nearly fainted when I said it, as if dogs died in masses as the words were leaving my mouth. As if I was inherently less human for thinking that. This is what I mean... Read more »

Nerdy, Black & Confused

Gladys Gitau
January 31, 2013
Filed under Opinion

I like to complain. Those who know me know this. Some of my favorite things to complain about have to do with homework, snow, the perpetuation of white interest as "universal ideals," sea kayaking and dogs. I don't like dogs. I think I told a slew of people last semester that I liked dogs. I only did... Read more »