Diasporic Tendencies

You can’t place my face, can you? I mean, the skin tone kind of provides some insight, but my place of origin? A muddy lake of confusion and diasporic mystery. My junior year of high school, someone remarked that I had “Cherokee” eyes (wtf). When I was fourteen, someone complained that “Black people are so…

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Celebs that Look Like Yt Jesus

Hey there. In honor of Good Friday, and the truthful statement that Jesus was a dark-skinned Palestinian man, I would like to share with you some white men who look like dirty Jesus. 1) Jared Leto Jared Leto could be white Jesus, if white Jesus had multiple sexual assault allegations against him. 2) Harry Styles…

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Solange Poem

Speakers off tonight Turn off your headlights tonight Don’t drive the road to slow Don’t look too close tonight My body is a vessel for stories When I was little Every night before bed my mother would read me Myths and legends hailing from West Africa The adventures of Anansi Stories of little girls and…

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Loving When It’s Convenient

Community is just as much identity as faith, labor, and empathy, and the recognition that these pieces are inextricably connected is terrifying. When we draw from our past experiences, we are able to see a pathway towards change for all of us. That includes loving and loving fiercely, and loving not just in times of…

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