Tag Archives: masculinity

‘You Had No Father, You Had The Armor’

I wrote about inherited trauma and the way my relationships with my brother and father informed my attraction to men. This piece began writing me last summer after I listened to Jay Z’s album, 4:44. Here is an excerpt: I … Continue reading

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Why Are You Afraid of Love?

I wrote about inter-generational trauma, emotional labor and femininity and masculinity after watching Beyoncé’s Lemonade. This piece went live on The Establishment yesterday. It’s my first paid piece and I’m very proud of it 😉 Here’s an excerpt: I will … Continue reading

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Here are 8 People’s Stories About Coming Out to Their Grandparents (Slate article)

I almost forgot! I’m featured in this short, heartwarming piece about coming out to grandparents! https://www.slantnews.com/story/2015-07-02-here-are-8-peoples-stories-about-coming-out-to-their-grandparents

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The Color of Rage

When we attach colors to emotions, we usually associate anger with red and calmness with blue. But in my household growing up, anger was black. As an adult, I have written a lot about the confusion of being received as … Continue reading

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Sorry I returned Your Greeting (Re: Street Harassment)

If this had been a poem it would’ve said: Feels like Pulling my hair out Screaming and nothing coming out Being surrounded by people, while feeling truly alone in the claustrophobia of my own thoughts… I wanted to write the … Continue reading

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