America is a story we tell ourselves. As someone who immigrated to this country at a young age, I’ve grown to understand this truth implicitly. My mother told herself that America was a place for new beginnings. My schoolteachers told me that America was the land of the free. Mo…
Recently, I made a post on Instagram about the killing of two Black trans women, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells and Riah Milton. In the caption, I wrote: “I…
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Let me begin with honesty: I don’t know if going silent in this moment is helpful. I don’t know that a non-black person posting a black screen on their…
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is exhausting
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Installation/Altar for Ahmaud Arbery by Ebony Brown First, bear with me, and let me describe to you the general rhythm of my days over the last few wee…
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I’ve been thinking about Lizzo’s body. Not her physical body, but the idea of her body — her body as a suggestion, a reflection, an abstraction of our …
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Recently, I received an Instagram DM from a teenaged black girl that really moved me. I didn’t feel like my full response would fit (literally and emot…
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I’ve been living in a kind of fog of nostalgia. I mentioned in my first newsletter that nostalgia is often painful for me, it tends to bring up feeling…
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