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Tag Archives: Trauma
‘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
Posted in Published essays Tagged abuse, Blackness, fathers, gender, masculinity, queerness, Selective Mutism, silence, Trauma Leave a comment
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
As/Us Issue 5
It just occurred to me that I never posted this! Just in time for my birthday in December, my poem and the audio version of my poem, Firehouse, was published in As/Us! I’m honored to be featured alongside several amazing … Continue reading
My poems, “Song of Myself” and “Opening on Your Closing” are in the latest edition of Typoetic on pages 53, and 64-65. *one of the stanzas printed twice in the second poem.
Armed With Only Our Souls Anthology (Digging Deeper, Facing Self)
I just finished taking the course Digging Deeper, Facing Self and I am pleased to share my two poems featured in the anthology from the course, Armed With Only Our Souls. The pages go from left to right and my … Continue reading
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