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There are Black AIs/Cyborgs/Replicants in the Present.

I am both disenchanted and wiped out from the Twitterverse. My physical and mental exhaustation is not Twitter’s alone nor is it large – post-job market, post-dissertation defense, and post-graduation, my body (particularly my lower back) is in deep recovery from successfully living and pursuing an academic life. I care for myself by being care-free: …

Beyoncé’s Archive.

Beyoncé enjoys a specific kind of power few Black women ever attain, and it’s part of why Black women are among her most devoted fans. Here is a Black woman creating clear boundaries about how much of herself will be accessible to us. “You get this much and nothing more,” she seems to be saying. …

On Distractions

Now, let me tell you what Toni Morrison said. She said racism was a distraction from her work. We can’t be distracted by their foolishness. Let them look for the problem. Let them look for the problem. Don’t you look with them. You already know it’s not a problem. We already know critical race theory …

my morning is summer.

I didn’t get car culture when I was younger. As a teen, I didn’t have a car to drive to and from high school. I didn’t wait for senior year to take my car out to whatever fast food joint for lunch (didn’t sneak out for lunch in junior year either). I wasn’t hoping I …

Can I Nap? Can We Nap? Let’s Nap.

So how does a black woman combat burnout? Black girl magic, right?! I love this phrase. I use and repeat it often. I love the song by Janelle Monáe that repeats this phrase even more. But I can’t stop honing in on that word, “magic” — the idea that black women have had to subsist …

It’s Been A While!

❝ It’s been a hot minute. Where have I been? In 2018, I: ☁ went into a freefall depression.☁ had a major breakdown and resulting PTSD.☁ took my comprehensive exams in the same period.☁ applied to several fellowships.☁ completed and passed said exams, including one with distinction.☁ won a prestigious dissertation fellowship.☁ became a doctoral …

moodboard: jeanne d’arc

I recently read a brilliant re-imagining of the Sailor Moon franchise and it reminded why I love the series so much: the figure of redeemers. Throughout world history, they appear. Transcending fear, merging with death, and bringing renewal and warmth to the rest of us. I’m not really into dwelling on how a lot of …

Internet Roundup // 21.1.18

Welcome to the Working Week ☁ Sunday, January 21 I’ve been feeling off this week, and feeling bad about it – that nudge of not “being productive,” or rather, not performing it. But once I checked in with everyone, it became clear that my expectations for myself were unrealistic. I just got back from traveling …