a student-run publication that seeks to provide space for voices that are not being heard on our campus. we are grounded by politics that are radical, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-ableist, and anti-transphobic (against all forms of oppression) and that reject the structural neo-liberal paradigm that characterizes middlebury college and its official publications
By Sierra Jackson
Being in Vermont I feel trapped
I feel suffocated
I feel confined and confused
Angry and annoyed
But I also feel hungry and humble.
Watching Black and Brown youth riSE up
Acknowledging their ancestors in the
fight of resistance fought long before
Declaring the validity of
I think being in Vermont has allowed me
to see and acknowledge the value of
Had not for Vermont would I have held on to my blackness as much?
Would I have cared so deeply?
Loved so profusely?
Been so unapologetically?
My love for Vermont is complicated but
My love for my people
That love has taken over my existence like the plague of the Renaissance.
I am beginning to learn what I am here for
Who I am here for
and everything in between.
Being in Vermont is liberating and exciting and eventful and beautiful and
Being in Vermont is what my people need from me.