Category: Love

I Almost Got Kicked Out of Macedonia Cinemark Taking Notes on This Movie, so, However Many Weeks Later, This is What I Thought About While Watching ‘Hidden Figures’

I live in a house located at the intersection of American Citizenship Avenue right before it turns into Black Woman Boulevard, where it crosses Motherhood Mount, right before it turns into Writers Way. It's an exhausting place to live sometimes. American is a ridiculously busy street where the traffic moves at an excruciatingly slow pace, and the … Continue reading I Almost Got Kicked Out of Macedonia Cinemark Taking Notes on This Movie, so, However Many Weeks Later, This is What I Thought About While Watching ‘Hidden Figures’

Fathers, Fairy Tales, and Lies: Why We Can & Should Hold Black Male Celebrities Accountable for Their Crimes

I wrote this back in May of last year, but all the Bishop Eddie Long apologists I'm reading on Facebook brought it back to my mind and renewed its relevancy, at least to my thinking. I will say the same thing here that I said on Facebook about some people's refusal to be silent about … Continue reading Fathers, Fairy Tales, and Lies: Why We Can & Should Hold Black Male Celebrities Accountable for Their Crimes

Daily Prompt: Treasure

via Daily Prompt: Treasure I like words like "treasure." Words that are nouns and verbs. That allow me to talk about what I have and what I do. I am getting married in 21 days. I never thought I'd ever get married. I was raised by married parents, at whose wedding I was the flower … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Treasure

Being Insecure: The Complication of Wanting Romantic Love as a Cis Hetero Black Femme Feminist

So I watched the final three episodes of "Insecure"-- If you don't know "Insecure," then you should get to know it. It's entertaining as hell. Even though it trades on some of the most tired paradigms of black entertainment--my least personal favorite being the funny fat friend (since she is who I battle with myself on a daily … Continue reading Being Insecure: The Complication of Wanting Romantic Love as a Cis Hetero Black Femme Feminist

Sugar, Ice, and Tea: On “Lemonade”

We are so tough but so scared--we black folk. It's actually quite a feat. We can manage to survive institutional racism--the trauma, the stress, the constant devaluation, the violence, the seeming endlessness of its pain and suffering. But we can't do a Goddamn thing with love. We run and hide from it like children. So … Continue reading Sugar, Ice, and Tea: On “Lemonade”