A letter to a high school jerk

Written in March 2016 for a class assignment about writing speeches. I bet you don’t even remember talking to me, and if you ran into me it wouldn’t even phase you, but I remember our encounter so well. When I was 16, you told me I didn’t know anything about sports because I’m a girl.…

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Amherst College men’s soccer players protest ‘for solidarity with the black community’

Published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette on October 5, 2016. Student athletes at Amherst College are exercising their right to protest and showing their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by taking a knee during the national anthem. Three players on the Amherst men’s soccer team kneeled during the national anthem prior to Sunday’s…