Tulsa 100: A century (and more) of dealing with white violence

This week marks exactly 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. A massacre that devastated a thriving Black community, that stripped people of their wealth and their futures, and that served as yet another reminder of the violence of white supremacy. But Tulsa didn’t mark the beginning or the end of this type…

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One Day at at Time…

I’ve been in a funny mood all day. Yes, times are strange, we’re in a pandemic, we’ve been home for months, and things will likely never be the same as they were prior to this. It’s unsettling. But today, in particular, I felt strange: I watched youtube videos of gospel music. I’m not religious. I…

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Pleasure Activism

This is from a chapter authored by someone who experience childhood sexual abuse, and although that has never been my experience, the paragraphs at the end of the chapter deeply resonated with me. This was specific to the author’s timeline of arriving at college, this narrative could just as easily have been superimposed on my…

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Book 20: Salvage the Bones–Jesmyn Ward

This book hurt my feelings. I finished reading it and was pouting. And sad. And I wanted to reach over and hold my dog and cry until he squirmed out of my arms and looked at me like I was out of my mind before he promptly got up and resettled himself on another part…

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