I’ll begin with the tale of a great downfall, a tale that begins with the main character born as a symbol of all that is beautiful in the world who dies a spiritless victim of the world’s greatest faults.
The summer I turned twenty-one was also the summer I spent readying myself to leave California. Perhaps most difficult was leaving the Pacific Ocean, the body of water I felt so certain I belonged to.
Prior to the 2010s, the modern notions of self-care emerged out of Black radical tradition. But where is the movement today?
Partir es morir un poco/ Llegar nunca es llegar. To leave is to die a little/ To arrive is never to arrive.
"Black Sails" pulls no punches depicting the brutality of the pirate lifestyle, but its very premise asks the audience to sympathize with “monsters” by posing questions about the nature of villainy.
One of the greatest challenges of political polarization is that all participants are passionately convinced of their own grasp on the truth.
I was six or seven, and I stood a little ways from my father, who was grasping the handle of a small navy suitcase in one hand and, with the other, knocking on our bathroom door. His face was stoic, unmoved by the reality of being cast out, exiled from us.