“I’m from Grenada” is an Easy Reply Rooted in Avoidance, To Start

Today is the 47th anniversary of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique's independence from the United Kingdom. When people ask me where I'm from, they don't mean "Where in the United States are you from?" or "Where in Brooklyn are you from?" They usually mean, "Which caribbean island are you from?" or "Are you Spanish?" My... Continue Reading →

New World Hotel (Short Story)

“Wake up! Wake up, muthafuckas!” The Asian woman next door took her fury out on the thin sheet of wall that separated our rooms – I mean our closets.  “Wake up! Wake up!” Somewhere in the distance an alarm blared. She thinks it’s ours, I thought. On the other side, a psycho killer snored, impervious... Continue Reading →

For Everything That It’s Worth: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Sent to The Liberty County District Attorney -  Tom.Durden@libertycountyga.com Hello, I'm writing because I cannot imagine my black father, brother, friend, coworker, neighbor being shot and murdered in cold blood for simply existing and fitting a profile. Black and male. I am genuinely disgusted, angered, and confused. Imagine your life being taken away because someone... Continue Reading →

“How is your dad?”

Before today, the last time I remembered tearing up on the train was when I witnessed a blind man standing across from me using his senses to navigate his surroundings. He had effortlessly folded away his walking stick, and instead seemed to sink into the bustle of the train car. I couldn't take my eyes... Continue Reading →

I Am Afraid of Being Unintelligent

I wanted to write for as long as I could remember. From the day I saw Harriet the Spy, I became obsessed with documenting everything, and how I felt about everyone. Diaries were tucked on the side of the top bunk of the bed I shared with my younger sister. I was always careful to cap... Continue Reading →

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