To Be Bossy

It takes many years and a great deal of perspective to truly understand the depth of what your parents have done for you. Most recently, I’ve realized that, thanks to them, I’m bossy. My parents were the type of people who didn’t just tell me that I could do anything I wanted to do; they…

Book Review: Lumberjanes

This review has been published at blackgirlnerds.com, please view it there by clicking here —> Joining the Lumberjanes Bandwagon

Hoopla! And book lovers everywhere rejoiced!

This probably didn’t merit an entire blog post but, here we are. I was browsing in my local public library and I saw this sign that said something along the lines of “get this app and have access to your public library online!” Curious, and happy to try something that would enable to me to…

King of the Black Millennials: “Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Magic Pen”

Anna Webber—Getty Images; Brian Stelfreeze/Marvel Entertainment In the spirit of discussing the very real heroes behind the African and African-American hero that is Black Panther, which Micah began by showing why Ryan Coogler was the best choice for the Panther film, I’m going to introduce you to another artist in T’Challa’s royal court. (Thank you for coming up…

The Hipster Takeover

So, I just finished reading Spider-Gwen. *puts book down slowly, and looks up seriously* Is it just me, or is there now some convention for making comic book characters/superheroes hipsters? This isn’t a review of the book (although, I did like it), more of a general observation of this recurring trend that…unsettles me. Or, maybe, I’m not…

Book Review: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz

I don’t know if y’all know, but I love me some Junot Diaz. I discovered him my second year of college when we read a story from Drown in my fiction writing class. Instead of being frustrated by the lack of a glossary or footnotes for the Spanish interjections, I was enthralled. Diaz unapologetically throws you head…

Book Review: “March” (book 2)

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times yes. For anyone who has ever loved the Movement, John Lewis, Blackness, art, literature, or just a great story, this graphic novel is for you. 5 stars. If you missed my commentary on the first book in the series, get yourself caught up. You with me? Great….