Thinking About bell hooks

When bell hooks passed away last month, the tributes and remembrances were immediate. No one expected the fierce and brilliant hooks to go rest with the ancestors so soon. She was powerful in so many ways. bell hooks showed us transformational ideas could be easy to understand. She gave language to ways of thinking about… Continue reading Thinking About bell hooks

5 Songs For The End of The Week

“Cultivate your own aesthetic and your own universe. Create your own universe and share it with people you respect and love. “-André Leon Talley Many greats have covered this gospel classic. LaVern Baker’s interpretation builds on Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s version, transforming it into a foundational Rock N’Roll record. https://youtu.be/fWoPJgiPkxA In the pantheon of great Aretha… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week

5 Songs For The End of The Week

Cooking and contemplating playlists are among my favorite procrastination activities. These are five of the songs that kept me company this week. I made stews, cookies, and didn’t do what I was supposed to be doing. “Trust your obsessions. They know you best. They will be things responsible for your survival.”-Shefon Taylor, artist https://youtu.be/2e7OHLqEyAA https://youtu.be/jiVhmF9EK3w… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week

5 Songs For The End of The Week

Only three more Fridays left in 2021. The new year is almost here. Congratulations on making it through another week! “Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone; who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy.”-Audre Lorde Faith & Majesty crossed my path as I doomscrolled… Continue reading 5 Songs For The End of The Week

5 Songs For The End of The Week

“No one is loved like musicians. Musicians are loved by people, really loved, because they give them the ability to express their emotions and their memories. There’s no other form that does that.”-Fran Lebowitz, “Pretend It’s a City” https://youtu.be/FuMm_9z06is https://youtu.be/b1Z4PAZX9Bs https://youtu.be/SujVJlCjKxU https://youtu.be/z9L6H-URx9s https://youtu.be/1N5GeOqM3QM

Links For The Voracious

“Any movement working toward liberation and justice must be accessible—and that’s the conversation we hope this series continues.” Count me in. Checkout the Access Series, a collaboration between Bitch magazine and the Disability Visibility Project. “Democracy’s Defenders” Helen Butler, LaTosha Brown, and Nsé Ufot on what it means to work for justice and liberation. This… Continue reading Links For The Voracious

In Celebration of Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez. Source: Amherst College. Sonia Sanchez’s poetry has been held close. Her words have been memorized, recited, and read by eager minds for generations. Reveling in her rhythms is an exploration. Readers continue to find tremendous beauty and profound truth in her words.  Earlier this month, Ms. Sanchez was awarded the Gish Prize for… Continue reading In Celebration of Sonia Sanchez

Links For The Voracious

Erica Savage Wilson experienced a traumatic brain injury. In “Things Not Seen,” she reveals the daily challenges of recovery and holding on to the will to live.  Breaking the glass ceiling is just the beginning. Labour MP Diane Abott provides a glimpse into what it’s like being Britain’s first Black Member of Parliament (MP).  “This… Continue reading Links For The Voracious