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English Major & Minor(ity)


After that last post I found myself feeling lost.You know that feeling when you want to detoxify your brain? Yeah, that feeling.

Seeking refuge from all the vacant stares, swarthy Armani Exchange cologne, toxic hair gels, and of course the vaginal wax, I scoured the internet for some uplifting news on the future of our demographic.

Then I came across this inspiring little profile on Azita Jolaei, an English major at SMC. And then I came across this sweet blog by another English grad, Sepideh Saremi. Then today I saw this interview with novice screenwriter Ana Lily Amirpour.

And all was right in the world again.

It wasn't long ago that your humble narrator was an 18-year-old English major, a bright eyed boy in the midwest on his own with sights set on world domination. Well, okay, maybe not world domination. But at least something more than the disenfranchising deck of cards I dealt with growing up.

Majoring in the Liberal Arts, pursuing a career as a creative professional, or just anything on the cultural tip is a daunting task for any First Gen kid. I felt a paranoid level of pressure knowing that not nary single person in my genealogy had pursued such a path. The unprecedented nature of it all is both its allure and its curse.

So stay strong black sheep. If you build it, they will come - fashionably late, of course, but they will come.

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