Category: Friendship

Having Black Friends Doesn’t Make You Antiracist — Do More

If you’ve ever said, “I’m not racist! I have Black friends,” you might need to rethink what it means to be a friend. As someone who’s been the token Black friend on multiple occasions, that phrase has always been problematic to me. It made me question a lot of my own friends for some time,

How I Created a Chosen Family After Coming Out

Discovering my sexuality wasn’t exactly the easiest road. I was around 11 when I started showing an interest in the LGBTQ+ community. From social issues the community faced, to Pride month, to an interest in consuming media that featured LGBTQ+ characters. That was my gateway into the reality that I wasn’t heterosexual myself. It took

Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s Cutest Friendship Moments

Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have finally given us the collaboration we’ve been waiting for! On May 8, the singers dropped their new single, “Stuck With U,” and I’m just wondering what took so long? Justin and Ariana’s friendship dates back to 2010, when they both attended Variety‘s Power of Youth event. At the time,

Long-Distance Friendship Frames Light Up With a Touch

When I moved across the country, I dreaded saying goodbye to frequent hangouts with my best friend. The 2,000 miles between us were intimidating and I worried we would get too busy and lose touch. Well, luckily, my worries were unfounded because we text daily and make FaceTime dates to catch-up. Still, I wish there

The Half of It’s Leah Lewis Talks Friendship, Love, and More

Most movies that center around that awkward-yet-wonderful time of life that is our adolescence are seen as coming-of-age flicks, but according to Leah Lewis, The Half of It is something different, something more. “I would say it is a very realistic story about an immigrant who is coming of age, coming into her sexuality,” she
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