We Queens Or Nah?

My thoughts on the enthusiastic reception that “Straight Outta Compton” has received and the contradiction it shows. The term ‘queen’ is often used in some circles in reference to African-American women but our actions show we don’t really believe that:  

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Ten Years On

“I never dreamed you’d leave in summer.” ┬áThe idea that we would lose you eighteen months after burying our matriarch, Grandma, was unfathomable to me. I just assumed there was some universal law about such things. When I got the call that Wednesday when you lost consciousness I didn’t think of death. I didn’t think […]

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The Checklist: Rape Culture, Safety and Paranoia

The struggle with this particular fear of mine is real. I carry it with me constantly: the fear of being subjected to rape and worse. It’s not always a conscious thought. But the worry of it is a part of my life as a woman, so ingrained that it has become normalized to me. I […]

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