Diana | Double-Immigrant Exploring Identity and Indigenous Roots

Artist Diana Castro

Diana Castro (she/they) is a queer, immigrant, woman of color from Los Angeles. Their ethics were shaped by their mother’s dedication to being a childcare worker. Despite working hard, the family faced challenging livable conditions and discrimination due to a language barrier. Diana often assisted their parents in times of need. Eventually, the family decided…

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The Increase of Racial Profiling Of Muslims After 9/11

Restore Fairness

TRIGGER WARNING: This story mentions law enforcement and racism After September 11 2001, there was an uptick in racial profiling across America, including the African American, Latino, Arab, Muslim and South Asian communities. As part of our campaign, Restoring Fairness, we documented stories from those experiencing injustices in the United States of America, including Kurdish-American,…

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The Depression Came (Comic) by Anna Nguyen

Anna Nguyen By & For Comic

This piece is first and foremost dedicated to Anna’s self-resilience and bravery as well as her friend Jilleen who helped “to rewrite the narrative Anna [I] was spinning about my depression and mental health.” Breakthrough seeks to share and uplift the works and experiences of BIPOC young adults navigating through all aspects of life. In…

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We fight for a liberated future

Don't call the police

Dear friends, There is so much to unpack, so much we want to express and don’t have the words to say, knowing that sometimes words just are not enough.  Almost a year has passed since the murder of George Floyd. Almost a year until reaching the final verdict: Derek Chauvin. Guilty. On three counts. Still,…

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Tree Girl’s Budding Thoughts by Caela Collins (Part 2)

Part 2 I had to lose my identity in order to find myself. As a Tree, I was only worried aboutmy own growth; I didn’t care about the trees around me, I just wanted to be big andtall but in order to grow like that, you need strong roots. The joke was on mebecause the…

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Holy Patrimony

bride and groom holding hands

Following the rise of freedom of sexual identity, gender fluidity and relationship nonconformity, there has been a recent decline in traditional, heterosexual marriage in the western world in which I reside. The way my peers discuss marriage has changed drastically since my childhood. Growing up, I just assumed that I would get married because that…

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Social Justice Activism in Sports

Athletes are more than just players on a field, teammates on a court, or partners in a match. Athletes use their voices and actions through their respective sports. Professional athletes from all around the world have either faced or witnessed problematic instances of social inequality. Social justice and sports have collided for decades and formed…

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