Around the beginning of February, my mom said that she would surprise me with a birthday gift in the mail — something practical that I would love. For many years, birthday (and Christmas) lists have been the way for our family to communicate our gift wants, and this was the first year in ages that… Read More Thank You, Mom.
Williams’ words affected me more than how cultural appropriation is displayed on a macro level. On a personal tip, I’ve seen how people view me through my entertainment choices, as well as my manner of speech and dress. … Read More Appropriation and Shame
With technology bringing global cultures closer together, it is only natural to accept the inevitable meshing of disparate peoples into one beautiful, colorful afghan. People of all colors erotically melting together into a primordial goo of knotted bodies that would make a United Colors of Benetton ad look as chaste as a, well, United Colors… Read More Genial Black Man Learns WhereWhitePeopleMeet!
Another year is almost dead and buried (like Bill Cosby’s career, AMIRITE?), and with that comes an existential reflection on the past 364 days and the shit that needs to not follow into 2016. Also, with the need for companies and people to feed the always-hungry internet beast with the content it craves for sustenance,… Read More Bye, 2015
With all the talk of #BlackLivesMatter, white privilege, and microaggressions against people of color, it’s easy to believe that it’s not worth the effort of trying to be a decent human being to black Americans. After all, it’s easy for the average white person to believe “y’all are brutalizing me“ as minorities are increasingly voicing their… Read More 5 Ways To Be An Ally to Black People
On Tuesday, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force communicated that Minnesotan dentist Walter James Palmer (first AND middle name? UH OH) tracked and killed protected lion Cecil, the result of paying more than $50,000 to hunt the famous animal of Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. The news blew social media’s collective roof off in a steam of… Read More Lions and Terrorism and Bloodshed! Oh My!
I sat in a leather chair at the EXIT Theatre among a packed crowd of four-dozen people facing the stage of a black box theater, waiting for actors to be called. Some of us, writers, eagerly anticipated how our words, monologues thrown together with Pi Day and murder-inspired prompts given 30 minutes prior, would be interpreted… Read More Courage Under Lonerism