my year of (no) rest and relaxation

Hey. It’s been a while. Funny, right? I jumped out the gate on this blog, bored out my mind during quarantine, then got busy, and gave up. That’s a bummer. I haven’t posted on youtube, nor have I written a post in almost a year (it’s much more than that on how long I’ve goneContinue reading “my year of (no) rest and relaxation”

my 2021 goals: experience, excitement, and growth

2020 was a very interesting year for me. for as many lows there were, i think i would be remiss if i didn’t acknowledge the great things that occurred last year in my life. graduating high school, beginning my first year of college, starting this blog, turning 18, etc. as i began planning for theContinue reading “my 2021 goals: experience, excitement, and growth”

the loneliness of distance learning

For as long as I can remember, I have been looking forward to beginning college. I’m not sure what it was about college that I was so eager for, but reading brochures and watching youtube “day in the life” videos was a blissful hobby. My high school summers were highlighted with programs on campuses, andContinue reading “the loneliness of distance learning”

small bookstore shopping in san francisco, ca

A few weeks ago, I read an article in the New York Times that made me unexplainably sad. It was describing the dire situation small bookstores were currently in due to the pandemic, and the help they needed to stay afloat. And if you couldn’t tell by now, I am an avid reading and anContinue reading “small bookstore shopping in san francisco, ca”

let’s talk about popular black female archetypes (and why i hate them)

For one of my classes this semester, I read an essay by Therí A. Pickens about the “ratchet” performance in reality TV and respectability politics. As some one who really doesn’t care for reality TV (with the massive exception of love island!), it was quite the read. I absolutely don’t think anything on reality televisionContinue reading “let’s talk about popular black female archetypes (and why i hate them)”

Support Black Creativity.

In addition to activism that presents itself as protests, boycotts, and the spread of information, I think it is of the utmost importance that we put our money and attention where our mouths are. There are so many Black creatives that aren’t given the attention they deserve, and if you truly are an activist, IContinue reading “Support Black Creativity.”

Activism Isn’t a Spirit Week

(And the Art That Inspires Initiative) On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by an officer of the Minneapolis Police Department while 3 others stood by. The majority of his assault and murder was captured on camera, and it’s painful to watch. In the wake of his murder, protests began throughout the city thatContinue reading “Activism Isn’t a Spirit Week”