Culture & Race & Gender

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together." - Malcom Forbes

estherhiilani
Nov 6

We had finished our chores early and my brothers and I had built the great and spacious building of blanket forts. My mother would probably be finding closepins in illogical places for weeks to come.
estherhiilani
Nov 12, 2018

I was 13, I was sitting in the second row of Sunday school with a mix of 12-17yr olds, when I felt it again for the fifth time in as many weeks - his fingers running through my long silky hair. I had
estherhiilani
Oct 31, 2017

I remember, The ragged edges of my grandmother’s quilt wrapped around my toes My head resting on my Father’s arm feeling his breath as in and out it goes. My ears are tuned to the near fable like hist
estherhiilani
Oct 31, 2017

A commentary from a mixed race second generation American.
estherhiilani
Feb 22

All three of my most serious romantic relationships...and a plethora of other flings, friendships, and fiascos....were the result of the internet. The first was the result of a combination of Facebook
estherhiilani
Jan 8, 2018

(Journal Entry) January 8, 2017 “Sometimes there are emotions and pains too sacred, too pure to describe. Innocent hopes that when crushed bear the bittersweet scent of a bloom crushed in the bud. Th
estherhiilani
Oct 31, 2017

Globalization My blood, my history, my nation. Sometimes my lack of identity rubs at the edge of my existence Like the faded yellow “silk” flowers hanging from my neck, taunting my senses. My bare f