I'm Destinee and this is where I share my life, my work, and my heart. As an activist and multi-passionate creative, you'll find a little bit of everything I love here. I may not be for everyone, but I hope that you'll feel welcomed, encouraged, and inspired from this online space. 


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With a rise in anti-Asian hate and racism, AAPI owned businesses are affected and to counteract that, we should be intentional about supporting marginalized groups of small business owners. I created this list of AAPI owned businesses in Ohio for you to do just that! This list is ever-growing so be sure to check back […]

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Activism, Business

AAPI Owned Business in Ohio

May 31

In 1983, two investigative journalists for the Akron Beacon Journal, Bill Osinski and Dave Scott, spent several months investigating the numerous complaints of excessive force by the Canton Police Department. What they discovered is disturbing to say the least. They interviewed 25 people as a part of their investigation. Ten of them claimed they were […]

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Complaints of Excessive Force Prompted Investigative Journalists

May 17

Did you know that in 1999 the Akron Police Department suspended without pay, and ultimately fired a highly respected police officer for being “too fat?” Yeah, that’s right. The Akron Police Department has a limit on weight, but not murders or excessive force. I didn’t know Stephanie Hollis. When I came across her story while […]

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The Story of Stephanie Hollis

May 16

It is National Police Week and in honor of that, let’s take a walk down memory lane. I’ll be sharing the story of Amos F. Jones in this post. Did you know that in 1981, two Canton Police officers beat a Black man to the point he had three fractured ribs and a shoulder injury? […]

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The Story of Amos F. Jones

May 15

The Akron Police Department has documented history of inflicting violence on citizens without due process. The above article from Akron Beacon Journal dated January 24, 1928 happens to be the most “on brand” and relevant warning ever for the Akron Police Department to intimidate Akron’s citizens into unquestioning compliance. Before there were police cruisers and […]

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Akron Police: A History of Violence Without Due Process

May 13

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