Whenever an author lays claim to what it means to be Black, a site of disruption is created, wherein a Black audience member is expected to identify with or see as “truth” a representation of himself that cannot be.
Phone said 2:45pm. This means school is out, scream and shout. In case future daughter/granddaughter is reading this, a few things to note: all students wear tiny gray uniform skirt, boxers poke underneath.
How does the lack of equal and unbiased representation in television marketed for children affect their sense of self and self-worth?
"When we don’t know the words to say how we feel, we turn to food to say it for us." Recipes from the Chinese diaspora in the U.S. South.
She puts on long, droopy earrings and stares back at me in the mirror. Try these, she says, and hands me a pair of danglies. You have perfect ears, she says. Look, she says. Perfect. Look at your earlobe.
I wanted to compile oral histories from Asian Americans with different experiences of that label and different ideas of what it means.