Candice Lola

Posts by Candice Lola

The Golden Girl

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There it was. The Mountain of the Gods. Standing mockingly over the world, too proud to look towards the specks that worshipped at its feet. Too massive to notice the crumbs they carried to honor it every day on their weathered backs. The gifts would rot at her feet worthless and forgotten. Piles and piles […]

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Publishing Alert!

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I have a microstory published in Skidmark Zine this month. The theme is Ugly, and boy can I relate. If you give it a quick read you’ll know what I mean. The zine is full of great work from other local Chicago artists this month. You should read the whole thing. Twice. Find me on […]

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Interview Alert!

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The literary review website, ProperWording.com recently did a writer profile on me. I was extremely excited to work with Gizelle Fletcher, who runs the blog. She is another writer of Caribbean descent who wrote an amazing essay for me not to long ago. Her take on literature is smart and thorough, and so I was […]

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Chrissy, Debra’s Daughter

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In retrospect, Debra only wanted a better life for her daughter, but as it goes with most runaways all Chrissy could think about was leaving as fast as possible. But it seemed that everything she tried to fold ran away through her fingers, or wrapped around her trembling wrists as if to tie them together […]

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Reading  & Writing in Different Englishes

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Gizelle Fletcher writes: I am really good at worrying about things that never come to pass. It is one of my more impressive skills, one I hope to one day monetize. I primarily dedicate my worrying to my lovers and my writing. I worry about the regular, degular, schmegular shit that every writer does: am […]

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I’ve Been Nominated for an Award!

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Yall. Yaa’ll. YAAAAAAA’LLL. I’ve been nominated for a Best Blogger award from Caribbean Entertainment Magazine! I am very excited for this recognition because even though there are influences of my island heritage in my work, I have never fully felt worthy to represent it for a lot of silly, personal reasons. I am totally honored […]

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I’m Going to be a Part of an Exhibit!

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Well, my work is anyway. Las Artelitas, a collective here in Chicago that works with artists of color to develop trenchant social commentary through art. I’ve submitted a piece that adapts the story of the Three Little Pigs for the theme of the exhibit, whose description I’ve included below: The Allegorical White Horse is a […]

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Jay-Z Addresses Getting Stomped in an Elevator and My Essay on it is Relevant Again

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‘member that time Solange punched the hell outta Jay-Z’s balls with her big toe? What a blow (to his ego and otherwise). I am happy to report that Jay-Z’s healed nicely and released the most tea-spillinist album of all the occupants of that elevator. I’m also happy to report that I WAS RIGHT in my […]

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Interview Update!

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If you follow me on any of my social media then you know that I am an uber nerd girl that co-hosts a nerd talk radio show once a week. You would also know that my signature silver hair is directed influenced by Storm style, that I cosplayed as Storm this year, and that in […]

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Publishing Update

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My essay “On Black Girlhood” has been published in the Huffington Post! Check it out here. 

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