5 Things That Were Going on While We Were Fussing About Brad Paisley’s “Accidental Racist”

Sorry Internet, but there are a lot more things going on in the world than your feelings about Brad Paisley’s confessional and cheesy song about being accidentally racist. I know, I didn’t believe it either. But then I googled “other things going on in the world besides that country singer person,” and like, I found … Continue reading

To the Young and Upcoming LGBT Youth: A Poem

I’ve seen you, sipping coffee on Saturday mornings on the rugged couch symbolically taking in the hot and heated messages of who you should be, digesting it slowly and silently cursing the barista for burning your latte. I’ve listened to you, young redheaded bohemian chic blasting music too damn loud on finals week. I’ve hugged … Continue reading

Black is Beautiful…as Long as You’re not too Black

My junior year of high school we read Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. To make a point about one of themes in the novel, my teacher pointed to me and my friend Ebony. He told the class that I would be a house slave because I was light-skinned and Ebony would work in … Continue reading