Category: reflections

  • A Letter to My Tumblr, Ten Years Later

    A Letter to My Tumblr, Ten Years Later

    Header ID: This is a screenshot of my Tumblr microblog as of September 6, 2021, nearly a decade after I first made an account on the platform. The blog’s background image is the famous painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai. The sidebar says “nerdy ass bitch from da souf” and has my name, […]

  • It’s Time to Replace the Phrase “White-Passing”

    It’s Time to Replace the Phrase “White-Passing”

    Header image description: a meme with four panels. The first panel shows rapper Drake seemingly rejecting the second panel, which reads “white-passing.” The third panel shows Drake smiling and pointing towards the fourth panel, which reads “access to whiteness.” I’m real tired of the phrase “white-passing.” I’ve been over it for a long time. It […]

  • Y’all are Mean as Hell to People You Don’t Find Attractive

    Y’all are Mean as Hell to People You Don’t Find Attractive

    Header image description: a rectangular graphic that reads “your desirability should not determine your access to love.” I’ve noticed a theme in the social media posts of certain marginalized and multiply marginalized people on social media regarding their social lives. (I’ll define “certain” in a bit.) These posts are usually along the lines of “Fuck […]

  • Don’t Forget About Us — A Disability Justice Review of Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture

    Don’t Forget About Us — A Disability Justice Review of Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture

    Rating: 3.5/5 stars (but still worth a read) Short version: While the book provides novel insight into how we can care for people instead of utilizing shame, its core principle hinges on a myth that indirectly says that disabled/ neurodivergent people cannot be nurturing in the way the author outlines as the “right” way. If readers utilize a disability justice lens and additional readings (provided at the end) about disabled wisdom and diverse manifestations of emotional intelligence, I believe the book can still be helpful in learning how to be more nurturing both individually and as a culture.

  • Violent Delights Have Violent Ends

    Violent Delights Have Violent Ends

    From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. Romeo and Juliet, Prologue Racism and racial tension are the undeniable issues at hand in Spike Lee’s seminal feature Do the Right Thing, which culminates in a race riot between Black residents of a Bed-Stuy block and a white business owner […]