Attempting to describe growing up in Detroit is [sometimes] a tricky thing. There is a pressure from growing outside interest in Detroit, to either delve into a poverty porn-esque description of how difficult it was to be a quirky [magical] black girl in Detroit; or to slide to the other extreme, and focus in on […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Over the last week I’ve had two opportunities to write commentaries for RH Reality Check. If you haven’t had a chance to check RHRC out yet, head over there ASAP. They do great work on political issues around social justice, politics, and identity, and they’ve been kind enough to publish my work. The first piece […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This time around, when I was watching Drag University, instead of seeing “men” teaching “women” how to enact commodified versions of womanhood. I saw femme-of-center people, teaching each other how to celebrate different versions of feminine style, and beauty.Continue Reading... 3 Comments.