TFW You Realize You’re In Love With Your Captor

Sometimes I feel as if black folk’s self-worth teeters on the impetuous and hateful razor’s edge of racist white institutions. Like the protagonist in Beauty and the Beast, we’ve fallen in love with our captor, and somehow it has become our responsibility to humanize him. I have now lived through enough Oscar seasons to have Read more about TFW You Realize You’re In Love With Your Captor[…]

The Feminine Pronoun Series: “what It’s Like to be Bi-Municipal” (No. 36)

In 2009 I moved from Memphis to East St. Louis, Illinois.   A year later I moved across the river to St. Louis, Missouri. Two years after that I moved BACK across the river to Illinois where I now reside. Throughout this process, I built relationships in the arts, education and activist arena on both Read more about The Feminine Pronoun Series: “what It’s Like to be Bi-Municipal” (No. 36)[…]