Be born into a world that wishes you weren’t Be held by parents whose excitement is punctuated by fear. Go to school eager to learn and so excited you can’t keep your mouth shut Get called disruptive and distracting Learn to be quiet and submissive Go to school less eager…less excited Try not to be… Read More how to be black
I’ve struggled to write this for weeks but, on the eve of the Inauguration, it’s truly now or never. I want to say thank you for being my President. And you truly were my President. The first time I ever voted, it was for you. It was 2012. I lived in Atlanta at the time… Read More Thanks Obama.
But I’m not supposed to tell you that. I’m supposed to shout from the mountain tops that my weight doesn’t define me and that beauty comes at any size and whatever other body positivity platitudes the internet is spouting. But in fact, I am unhappy being fat. Actually, I hate it. Saying this feels dirty.… Read More I am unhappy being fat.
This week, more than ever, I was reminded of how quickly things can change. Of how one text or phone call can alter your whole reality. This week was rough for many people that I hold near and dear. It was one of those weeks where the universe kept taking shots and, just as you… Read More untitled pt. 1
On Sunday Lil Kim, the rapper who is and always has been too cool for us, revealed a new look. Maybe you’ve seen it, maybe not. I would link to it but Google can guide the way. Headlines called her ‘unrecognizable’ and Twitter, as usual, went on the attack. Claims of “wanting to be white”… Read More Lil’ Kim’s makeover says more about us…
the rights to Parks and Recreation so I could bring that show back on air a lifetime supply of all my favorite foods all those books I’ve been meaning to read but keep putting back on the shelf because Barnes and Noble thinks it’s acceptable to charge me $30 for a paperback whatever I need… Read More Things I’d Buy if I Had the Money
It seems I only come back to this little corner of the internet when something bad has happened…when something upsets me. And, admittedly, that’s probably the worst way to establish a good track record for my blog. But here we are at the end of a week riddled with tragedies the world over and I’m… Read More liberté. égalité. fraternité.
Well, one butt. Justin Bieber’s butt. It’s come to this. Earlier today the Beebs posted a photo on Instagram. He was naked on a boat and you could see is butt.* Like full frontal in reverse. Full back-tal, if you will. The comments on the post were disturbing, to say the least. The majority of… Read More This post is about butts
By now you’ve probably seen the articles, tweets, and blog posts talking about what you managed to accomplish. Some have supported you and called your choices harmless or “transracial;” many have criticized you and called you ignorant and labeled your charade ‘modern day minstrelsy.’ I’m in the latter group. Because you see Rachel. I’m black.… Read More Dear Rachel Dolezal,
I’m baaaaack!! And today I’m going to teach you how to do stuff. As I’m sure you’ve all heard, the office of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was attacked by two Islamic extremists leaving 12 dead, many wounded, and a majority of the world scared and angry. If you don’t know what I’m talking about please… Read More How To: Support Charlie Hebdo