We met in the cafeteria in fifth grade. A girl told me I wasn’t Black enough I carried that in my heart throughout my adolescence Distancing myself from who I was I hated myself as they hate me And here you are You’ve always been here, before me Before my mother’s mother’s mother You… Continue reading The Arch
A trend on #bookstagram has been to post of stack of books white people should read in order to become better allies for racial justice and ending white supremacy. I participated with my own list based on what books I own, but there are so many books out there I want to share. I wanted… Continue reading A very short list of books white people should read
There is no doubt that Amy Poehler is hilarious, and not even in the sense that she’s hilarious for a woman. I enjoy a lot of her work and writing. Except Parks and Rec. You’ve heard me ramble about my thoughts about The Office. Although I feel like I would enjoy Parks and Rec more… Continue reading Until Someone Slips on a Banana Peel
Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz really gave me a lot of conflicting feelings. Who is right? How can we adequately starve the trolls? Does the end justify the memes (haha, a pun you will get later)? In my heart of hearts and my own insulated social… Continue reading Should We Become Trolls?
I really enjoyed Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. Jia writes the kind of book I would love to write one day. It's intelligent, analytical, witty and laden with personal experience from her own life. She doesn't pretend like she knows all the answers or that her view is the right one. She… Continue reading Self-Delusions
Warning: Strong Language
Don’t you just wanna punch Nazis in the face? Yeah, me too. Its so difficult listening to people spew hatred and bigotry and not want to peel the flesh off those people (like when they did surgery on that grape). I didn’t have patience for “those people” and I definitely didn’t have the patience to… Continue reading Happy Independence ‘Murica