Kissy compares living for comedy to living for social media. Thinking too much about how you present your identity can rob you of a true sense of self.
Some people say that you can make a house in your mind and place certain memories in each room. For me, it’s geometric. Things are generally organized, but there is some mess. It’s like going to the attic.
In recounting the details of my father’s life, I discovered something simple: Through a lifetime of ceaseless work and an unmistakable belief in family, Mike has made it possible to focus on the things that make him happy.
She is my sister, but I see her as my daughter. I was six when I first held her. I am eighteen when I embrace her now.
A series of photographs that include cinematic elements, including lighting, format, composition, and creative methods.
I swear I seen you before / standin, shifty, on my block after dark / I swear I know you from somewhere inside
"My grandfather, the first Black basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh, is one of thirty-three 1,000-point scorers in the school’s history and graduated with an engineering degree."
"The lighting by the water is unrivaled, making it ideal for portraiture. My series of photos became about the joy and happiness that the water brings people."
"I’ve replayed in my mind Suzanne’s death. I wasn’t there, and the details as they’ve been told to me get conflated, but that doesn’t stop me from seeing them over and over again."
"My mom doesn’t understand heartbreak because she’s never had her heart broken. She’s always been the one to break hearts, the one to close the door on people, the one to say goodbye."
"My uncle said he was fine with me writing a biography of him, but in an email, he wrote, “Any biography of me would be fiction. Even if I were to write it myself! I don't know me that well!'”