The “Oreo” Experience

  If a black girl listens to The Civil Wars, and no one's around to see it, is she still black? Yes. Surprise! Before I go into my story of asshole-ish behavior, I will say that there’s nothing more obnoxious than telling a black person that they’re not really black because of the way they speak … Continue reading The “Oreo” Experience

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

(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 and go for the … Continue reading The “F-Word”: Why Social Politeness is Transparent