Publishing News!

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I’m getting published! Yay! The King Bey Bible, an anthology that celebrates the impact of Beyonce’s work, has accepted an essay I wrote about my immediate first impression of Lemonade, the film. I am extremely honored to be a part of this project, headed by Feminista Jones and Olivia Cole, two writers who I have […]

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The Walk

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I am on a walk. It is getting dark and so I decide to turn around and go home. I have on the hiking boots my Dad advised me to buy, the coat my friend recommended, and the phone my roommate gave me before I left my house. I am walking and I am cold, […]

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The Messenger

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I You are building a building. You are building the basement first, instead of just a foundation, because of the extra storage and security. You don’t have a lot of help. In fact, you don’t have a lot of resources at all. Only the mud around you, and you patiently shape that into block-shaped lumps, […]

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Reasons Why “Insecure” Is the You-ist Thing on Television

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  My reasons for clearing out my schedule and throwing a viewing party for Issa Rae’s first network series are simple; I’m a HUGE fan of Issa Rae. Like, since my friend and I discovered her YouTube series “Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” on it’s second episode, I’ve watched it over and over, made fans […]

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Home wrecker

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Her name was Janell. It was a joke, a mix between her mother’s name, Jane, and her father’s name, Darell. A cute joke that turned sick when on her 3rd birthday he kissed her on the forehead and never returned. That bastard, her mom said, couldn’t even wait until we cut the cake. It wasn’t […]

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Third Huff Po Essay Available

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Hi everyone! An edited version of The Illusion of Lack is available in the Huffington Post. Check it out here.  

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Maria

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She had been the key to everything. The key to his whole life. Now, in her death, there seemed to be no end to her silent torment. Maybe she was an aberration concocted by his anxiety of constantly falling short. Probably. That was probably it. Or maybe her wild spirit had been quieted by her […]

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The Illusion of Lack

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I think I realized that I didn’t have much power when I started school. I skipped kindergarten (much to my dismay) and went straight into 1st grade at a small town, mostly white, Christian, tight knit school where everyone’s parents knew each other and everyone had just finished graduating together three months before. They knew […]

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Stories

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I tell myself the little boy’s story so that he seems more human to me. He is the child of divorce and now only comes in with one parent at a time. It is obvious they overindulge him over the guilt of it. He rules the two of them, against each other too, it seems, […]

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The Evolution of Petty

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I suppose you could call 12-year-old me a few cards short of a full deck. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Completely oblivious, like sitting-in -class –glassy- eyes oblivious, what the hell could a 12-year-old be thinking that hard about. Something like that. Before I was cool enough to be socially shamed I lived […]

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