It’s time to admit that I’m terrified of [redacted] men, even through second-hand contact. Sometimes, I feel like if I have to encounter another woman’s story of suffering at the hands of a [redacted] man, I will scream my way into a cave and shatter the rocks with the sound of my voice. Because the… Continue reading Trends That Terrify Me Among [Redacted] Men
I’ve had an overdose of slavery writing lately, by virtue of having been enrolled last semester in an English class literally called “The Slave Narrative and the Novel.” So, goodness knows why, at the dawn of the decade, I thought it would be a good idea to go read yet another slavery novel. For quite… Continue reading My Thoughts: The Water Dancer
My own country did a whole “Year of Return” thing, and did I choose to return? No. Where did I run away to instead? Hawai’i. The irony? I spent a lot of time comparing my tourist experience in Hawai’i to what I assume to be the tourist experience in Ghana. Spoiler alert: Hawai’i won out… Continue reading A Summary of my Hawai’i Experience
I owned The Nickel Boys for months before I dared read it, because I was afraid that it would be too heavy to engage with in the middle of an already challenging semester. I thought it would rip me apart and break my heart with all its potential horror. After reading it finally over break,… Continue reading My Thoughts: The Nickel Boys
A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book in Sarah J. Maas’s fantasy ACOTAR series. The first book, for which the series is named, is called A Court of Thorns and Roses. The Second, A Court of Mist and Fury. All the ACOTAR books, while written principally from the same character's perspective and… Continue reading My Thoughts: A Court of Wings and Ruin (or, the ACOTAR series so far, I guess)
For me, these past few months have been a season in which God has been answering my prayers. Not even just prayers I’ve prayed recently, but some way earlier in the year. Some had been consistent prayer topics for a couple of years or more. Of course, the intuitive response when you see someone speak… Continue reading A Note on Answered Prayers.
For Next Time: A list dedicated to Akotowaa, from The Spider Kid. You will not conflate your desire to be loved by a person, with any actual love for the person. You will not project your desire to be wanted onto any human being. If a person decides they want you, you will let them… Continue reading For Next Time.