Black.

Here at the intersection of my various identities, I hear with my Black ear, I want to respond with my Higher Education academic voice, embrace with my Southern arms and comfort with my feminine heart. I wonder what it means to be at the university where as I walked back from a meeting, I saw… More Black.

Being American is Killing Americans Pt. 3 (Roots)

We like to say that our families are the most important things to us. I’ll tell you why this is a lie. Its a lie because we’re too busy debating to fix the problems that effect families. Instead of pouring money into education, we’re on waiting lists for iPhones, iPads, watching HDTV, and eating McDonald’s.… More Being American is Killing Americans Pt. 3 (Roots)

Being American is Killing Americans Pt. 2 (Grind and Shine)

If America had a word, it would no doubt be “work”.  We put work above well-being, rest, sanity, and sometimes even family.  Is it because our self-definition is entangled in our crafts? What are we working so hard for? God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables – slaves with white collars. Advertising… More Being American is Killing Americans Pt. 2 (Grind and Shine)

Being American is Killing Americans Pt. 1 (Individualization)

There’s a Simon and Garfunkel song that bodes the lyrics: I’ve built walls, A fortress deep and mighty, That none may penetrate. I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain. It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain. I am a rock, I am an island. This, unfortunately, is woven in the fabric of our… More Being American is Killing Americans Pt. 1 (Individualization)

Freshman Fatties

A long (long) time ago back when I was but an undergraduate, it used to be that everyone could tell the Freshmen from the upperclassmen because well…they usually had on the trendiest new clothes, and/or high school ‘nalia especially if it rained, they had on make up, and they had their blessed nice tight high… More Freshman Fatties