Race, Writing

Don’t Read the Comments

Recently, I was invited to write a piece for The Everygirl. I titled it, "Dear White Friends, Here's What I Need (and Don't Need) From You." My intention was to address race relations, white privilege, and Black emotional labor in the context of our current racial climate. As of today, the post has earned over… Continue reading Don’t Read the Comments

Writing

How to Write Fiction While in School for Fiction

I'm baaaaaaaaack!

I know, I know. I haven't blogged in FOREVER. But I have a good excuse. I've been busy surviving my first semester as a PhD student! And even better, I am a PhD student in fiction!! It doesn't get much better than this. 

That being said, my first semester was tough. And I'm guessing it's not going to get any easier. So, I am determined to find ways to make things go at least a little bit more smoothly. Starting with writing. 

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Tatt Tatt Tatted Up

This year, I got my first tattoo at the age of 27. Which is crazy, because I swore I'd get a tattoo the minute I turned 18. Instead, it took me 27 years to find a tattoo worth having.I've always stood directly on the fence, in the debate on tattoos. I understood/agreed with all of… Continue reading Tatt Tatt Tatted Up