Well I’m Not Gon’ Cry

There are more gems hiding away in this little midwest nugget than there are adorning the royal crown. That's a fact.  So in case you haven't heard, I'm moving. I've been so busy packing and saying goodbye to friends that I haven't had time to say what may be one of my most important goodbyes. … Continue reading Well I’m Not Gon’ Cry

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Say my name

I compiled this list because sometimes I get complacent. Because even though I actively choose not to live in fear, the people on this list remind me that I cannot be so naïve. Because even if I remain aware, the next time a name is added (and I pray one isn't added) that I'm not … Continue reading Say my name

You Can’t Sit With Us: The Mandate and Enforcement of Respectability Politics

I'm starting to notice a theme here....and I'm not talking about the titles of my post. I've always been a slightly awkward person, and a residual side effect is that sometimes I tend to watch how other people interact versus actually interacting with them. Almost like a little alien keeping a journal on human socialization … Continue reading You Can’t Sit With Us: The Mandate and Enforcement of Respectability Politics