“By hell there is nothing you can do that you want and by heaven you are going to do it anyway”
Learn to Be Lonely. February 14th.
Last night the pipes burst and you barely slept a wink in the cold night. Your toes are incredibly cold despite you wearing every pair of socks you own and sleeping under all your blankets while wearing every clean sweater you can find.
Reneta Cherlise’s Black Archives; The Intersection Of Black History, Present, and Future.
History belongs to the victors, so we’ve been told. In many ways, this has proven true. American history is most often documented through the lens or perspective of the white victors. This holds true across the African diaspora. The ability to connect with one’s past and see nuanced representation is a gift.
We Have Always Lived In Darkness.
The men noticed us. Despite endless layers of clothing, they lusted after our shapeless bodies. When the sun retreated and the world plunged into early darkness, experts predicted a lull in romance, but the opposite happened. We were in an extended cuffing season.
Grand Opening! First Lines from 7 Books to Love.
There are few things better than cracking the spine of a book and the first lines being exquisite, enthralling, captivating, intriguing, and even swoon-worthy. A feeling settles over you, akin to having found ‘the one.’