I Have Not Actively Worked. I Have Sat Quietly.


Originally posted on Teri Carter's Library:
_______________ In times like this, white people are quick to throw their hands up and dissociate themselves from racism and the person accused of the racist act. But how many of them can say they have actively worked to challenge the racism in the people around them? How…

Q&A: Alice Driver


Originally posted on WANDER HOME:
Alice Driver is a writer, photographer, filmmaker and traveler. I first discovered her work when I read her piece, “My Own Trap,” a moving mediation on creativity, personal history and home. It spoke to me on every level and I’ve followed her work since, finding a kindred spirit of sorts. There’s…

On being a one trick historian


Originally posted on The Trickster Prince:
It’s happening again. I read the diary written by Gwen Wells in which she records her courtship and marriage, the minutiae of life at work and play, the tumultuous final months of the Great War, and her experience of becoming seriously ill with influenza. A colleague tells me that Jack…

Beautiful and Damned: On Growing Up with F. Scott Fitzgerald


Originally posted on Cody Delistraty:
With the writers we read again and again, our interpretation of their stories and legacies tends to change over time. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is buried at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Rockville, Maryland, and although he was not born, did not die, and did not even spend any significant time in Rockville, it…

The “F-Word”: Why Social Politeness is Transparent


Originally posted on etherealnoire:
(Left to Right: Alyson Hannigan [Date Movie, 2006], Philomena Kwao, Essie Golden, Tess Holliday) For the typical size 18 girl like myself, the summer months bring along the ever complicated dilemma: wear longer clothes that cover up “problem areas” but threaten to cause heat stroke, or throw caution to the wind…