I think a lot about the world we live in, and particularly how black people (like myself) navigate that world. Here is where all of those thoughts spill over into words. Please understand that what I think is subject to change the more I live and grow. That said, the opinions expressed here are mine alone and are not set in stone. I am very swayed by evidence, experience, and logical arguments. I also understand however, that it is possible to understand an opinion without agreeing with it.

Sugar, we’re going down swinging.

Oftentimes, I feel I am living my life in 3rd person. I float above myself, watching how I interact, gauging how I am perceived, adapting imperceptibly. But there are moments that belong just to me—my eyes closed on a dance floor, surrounded by bodies, my partner’s warm lips on my cheek, once, twice, three times […]