Month: February 2016

Black Lives, Double Standards, and Why I Think Kanye Can Say Whatever He Wants

So I wrote about Beyoncé's "Formation" video a couple of weeks ago and got an overwhelmingly positive response from a surprising number of readers. And it felt amazing because I'd never gotten so much attention for my writing or been told by so many people outside of my actual circle that they enjoy what I do. Still, … Continue reading Black Lives, Double Standards, and Why I Think Kanye Can Say Whatever He Wants

Be Your Own Bae

This post originally appeared on Brassy Brown last year: http://www.brassybrown.com/2015/02/byob-bae/#contact-form-2739 But it's still one of my favorite things I've ever written, and it's still quite valid, I think, and so-- Happy Valentine's Day!!!!! I hope you enjoy!!!!! MRS Love stories are irresistible. Especially around this time of year. Even for seasoned writers like me. So … Continue reading Be Your Own Bae

Beyonce and Forms of Blackness

Beyonce and Forms of Blackness

Personally, I can go either way on Beyoncé. I can critique the commodification of blackness by a middle class, privileged, light-skinned woman that wears fake blonde hair, shakes her ass professionally, calls herself a feminist whilst continually defining herself in relationship to her husband ("Let me hear you say 'Hey, Mrs. Carter!'"), and is unwilling … Continue reading Beyonce and Forms of Blackness