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The Mysterious Vanishing Trick of Blackness

The Mysterious Vanishing Trick of Blackness

A recommendation from a friend led me to a comedy web series that stemmed from the short film, ‘Ackee and Saltfish’. It’s about black sisterhood in the U.K, which mirrors that of the U.S.
On Realizing What I Wanted to Be

On Realizing What I Wanted to Be

In seventh grade, I wrote a short story. It was a modern myth for an English class involving Hermes, a stolen trident, and a fight between Zeus and Poseidon. Granted, this alone proves that my story included the most cliche tropes and narratives of Greek mythology, but I thought it was fantastic, so bear with...
Barely Visible

Barely Visible

Illustration by Victoria Silveyra. When I was young I wanted to be everything at once. A knight, an astronaut, a writer. I realized I could use the stories I loved to become all these things and more. I soaked up stories in all their forms-in music, movies, TV shows, books-and let them become part of me....
Black Hair as Understood by the Black Girl Who Straightens Hers

Black Hair as Understood by the Black Girl Who Straightens Hers

  As a black woman and as someone who wasn’t raised as a black person, I have a strange relationship to my hair and how it is seen.