Weaponizing the Other Cheek

Before I talk about “doing the right thing” and pacifism and shit I need to get some things off my chest. The rage I have must be exorcised before I can talk about what’s really important. I hope you stick around for the whole thing. I watched a woman die yesterday on the internet. Maybe…

#charlottesville

Today, we as a country witnessed what can happen when actual Nazis and white supremacist hate groups come together in a vow of solidarity.  They chant racist mantras, wave intolerant signs, buy citronella candles at their local WAL*MART and light ’em up- determined to show the minorities and the Lib-Tards of this country what MIGHT…

#perspective

Justine Damond. By now you have heard all about what happened in Minneapolis, MN two weeks ago. She was the beautiful, blonde veterinary surgeon and yoga instructor who was shot by an officer responding to a call. She called 911 with a complaint- she was reporting a possible sexual assault she was hearing in an…

#dangerouswoman

Ariana Grande. From her beginnings on Broadway at age 13 to her Nickelodeon fame that helped launch her now-uber successful career as a pop star, no one would ever think she would be thrust into the middle of an ages-old “religious war.” However, that is exactly what did happen. On May 22, 2017, a suicide…

#insertnamehere

Another day, another murdered teen. When will we wake up and push for stronger vetting on the people to which we relinquish near-complete authority? How can we push for regulation of people from other countries for fear of terrorist attacks yet we continue to ignore the acts of domestic terrorism that are regularly taking place on our streets?  To…

#themodernheroine

The modern heroine today is transcending the “tale as old as time” princess stories that have plagued our children’s books for centuries.  From Cinderella’s future being wrapped up in her Prince Charming to Snow White’s life being saved by her true love’s kiss, young girls have been given this narrative that a man must be…

#Woke

“Exhaustion was pressing upon and overpowering her. “Good-bye- because, I love you.” He did not know; he did not understand. He would never understand. Perhaps Doctor Mandelet would have understood if she had seen him- but it was too late; the shore was far behind her, and her strength was gone. She looked into the…

An Infinite Number of Things That Are Not This

hen I arrived in Memphis, I had just dropped out of college and found a temporary sublet in a friend’s apartment on Poplar Avenue. The city felt glamorously run-down, like an Eden of the South, ravaged and plundered by Sin herself. The streets smelled of sour mash and slow-cooked meats. It was springtime. The dogwoods…

River Fever

he dew is settling. It looks like forgiveness without absolution. My boyfriend will not call me. I will not complain. This happens every Tuesday. It is Tuesday again. Riverbank––I feel the fleshy insects crawling over my skin. Cold skin. Dead skin. I can hear the river too; my tragic, restless resting place. The light is…