Humans are broken, lonely, afraid, and hungry: four different kinds of voids that can be filled in infinitely many ways. The empath learns to recognize and name which voids are present in any given space and transforms the space into a moment of healing, instead of succumbing to the emotions of it. Absorbing the emotions
Month: July 2020
Growing up in the church, we had this thing called “intercessory prayer.” I was fascinated by the idea of “standing in the gap” for people who, for whatever reason, did not have enough power to move power. That’s something beyond allyship. I don’t know if there’s an English word that fully captures what it feels
Empires will, as empires have, weaponize every thing they touch to maintain power. Every. Thing. Including you. The ability to look at a true thing, to hold it and proclaim it, is a power not many people with empire’s privileges have and our responsibilities as residents and citizens of a violent empire is to seek,
People responding to structural and systemic designs with personal opinions, or worse, prescriptive “solutions” that do not hold systems accountable, are exhausting. We are trying to design a new world order here. Fix up! I mean, I get it. It is humbling? frustrating? depressing? to realize that your personal experiences are part of many, many
How did we let them get away with this? On a Los Angeles August day, I’m more vanilla than these vanilla beans. Vanilla AF Black as vanilla. I need Black romance writers to start describing the warm vanilla-skinned hotties in their books. Unapologetically VANILLA I’m rooting for everybody vanilla.