Today I realized I had 100 followers on this blog so…THANK YOU!!!
To all of my 100 followers, I just wanted to say thank you! For all the comments, likes, and views. For those who have been around from the beginning to the newest of new.
Thank you for following this blog through all of its changes and I hope you can all continue to follow me.
Much love! Seriously.
“WHAT ARE YOU READING?”
“A hilarious and timely essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from upcoming comedy superstar and 2 Dope Queens podcaster Phoebe Robinson
Being a black woman in America means contending with old prejudices and fresh absurdities every day. Comedian Phoebe Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she’s been unceremoniously relegated to the role of “the black friend,” as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she’s been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel (“isn’t that . . . white people music?”); she’s been called “uppity” for having an opinion in the workplace; she’s been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she’s ready to take these topics to the page—and she’s going to make you laugh as she’s doing it.
Using her trademark wit alongside pop-culture references galore, Robinson explores everything from why Lisa Bonet is “Queen. Bae. Jesus,” to breaking down the terrible nature of casting calls, to giving her less-than-traditional advice to the future female president, and demanding that the NFL clean up its act, all told in the same conversational voice that launched her podcast, 2 Dope Queens, to the top spot on iTunes. As personal as it is political, You Can’t Touch My Hair examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases with humor and heart, announcing Robinson as a writer on the rise.”
A PODCAST YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO
The Stoop podcast is a new podcast on black identity. What I appreciate is that it’s a podcast that recognizes that black identity has many facets that should be recognized. The first episode of The Stoop starts with the question: Can African Americans appropriate African clothing? As an African American, it was an interesting question to think about as part of the African diaspora.
Though The Stoop is still in its beginning stages but I really look forward to seeing where co-hosts Hana Baba and Leila Day take future episodes that explore the vast diversity of black identity.
THE SONG I JUST KEEP REPEATING…
“Leave Out All The Rest” by Linkin Park
When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest
Rest in peace Chester Bennington. My prayers are with your family, friends, and bandmates. You helped give a generation of hurt, abused, misunderstood, and ignored souls, myself included, a voice…
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) at any time for help if you or a friend is struggling with suicide.
Until next time.
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