We’re Here

These are dark days in our United States. The constant barrage of violence in the 24-hour-news-cycle only serves to compound our trauma and grief. For Black America it can be hard to go on with this feeling that we are under attack. It is imperative that we take time for self care, for loving one-another, [...]

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Ode To Joy

On Saturday night, I attended the live show for my favorite podcast, The Read. The audience was black, opinionated, loud, joyful. Afros, Beyonce t-shirts, and bold lipstick abounded. It was surreal to share something I usually consume alone in my car with hundreds of other enthusiastic black people. It felt a little like church, complete with [...]

Another Scottish Tragedy

"I have no spur/To prick the sides of my intent, but only/Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself/And falls on the other— "-Macbeth, Macbeth, I.vii. "They think me Macbeth, ambition is my folly. I'm a polymath, a pain in the ass, a massive pain. Madison is Banquo, Jefferson's Macduff, and Birnam Wood is Congress on its way to [...]

I Left My Heart In New York City

I feel revitalized after an amazing weekend in New York. My family agreed to an MLK weekend trip to New York City, mostly because they love me. We saw The Color Purple and Hamilton. Cynthia Erivo's clarion-voiced Celie stopped my heart more times than I can count. This is the third cast I've seen perform The Color Purple, and the [...]

Weekend Update

I have more than usual to tell you this week. First of all, it was my sister's birthday on Wednesday, so you should probably go check out her YouTube channel. And happy fall! I for one will be making lots of pumpkin-y things and watching Halloween movies (even though its 3000 degrees in the Bay Area). [...]

Inch by “Angry Inch”

Hello everyone! I've been really getting into the swing of things this week--new assignments at work, starting the blogilates September calendar (which is killing me by the way), and getting back into eating clean! Still working on the whole "getting enough sleep" thing. Slowly but surely, I'm growing out of the 11am-4am schedule I had [...]