I have spent a significant amount of time over the last year perfecting my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I carry the belief that any grown woman who…
Essay + Virtual Happy Hour + Summer Peach Reads
I have written in multiple places about my complicated relationships with the white friends of my youth. Facebook is the place where high school…
Musings on the village and identity by a not-so-rich, childfree aunt.
A Rural Black Girl Story
My brown body doesn’t belong here. My brown body craves belonging. I remember the day — it was a cold day in New York, and drizzling. It was hard to…
When Cori was 6-years-old, she began to play outside with the girl next door, let’s call her Eva. Eva hadn’t lived next door long and since Cori had…
But This Prank Ain’t Funny
There were years of my life where I only looked in the mirror from the neck up, a casualty of being told I had a beautiful face—emphasis on the face…
How My Love for Angela Davis Helped Me Cultivate a Politics of Hope
Trigger Warning "Look at how she walks. She is going to be hot as popcorn." I was 7 years old. The scorn of the words met the scorn in the eyes of…
Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) was a brilliant and prophetic Black feminist science fiction writer who penned classics such as Kindred and Parable of the…