Community: Nonfiction

The Mulatto's Tragedy

Kathleen Collins' use of the tragic mulatto trope subverts its racist origins and exposes the true tragedy of being other in America.

How Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' took Us Home

“She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see” - Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Magic Beyoncé and Melina Matsoukas form

Formation (noun) - the action of forming or process of being formed.

Glass Slippers

And she flies freely into the world

What I Now Know About Keeping My Family Happy and Healthy

I know we still have a lot of changes to make, but if I do say so myself, we are happier and healthier than I ever imagined we could be.

Dec 01, 2018
Stress and Healthy Ways to Deal With It

We all feel stress at one point or another. You might not be in control of the situation, but it is important to remember that you can be in control of how you react to it.

Nov 30, 2018
Inspiration and Goals

Reaching our goals gives us a sense of completion and satisfaction that is unequaled by anything else. That is the reason we keep going and going; that is the reason we are driven to continue powering through the cycle.

Nov 28, 2018
Tips for Starting the New Year

It's almost that time again… the time of year when we start the calendar anew and make our resolutions that we strive to stick to in order to better ourselves or our circumstances.

Nov 27, 2018
Memory May Reveal

In which the earliest memories document a farewell to innocence.

Nov 25, 2018
Crystals! How They Work & Their Use and Meanings

Crystals, what they are, how they are formed, how they work on the energetic levels and meanings of several well-known crystals.

Nov 17, 2018
Just Take My Picture

How living abroad and travel taught me how to be vulnerable (and that's not a bad thing).

A state of horror

How watching scary stories on the big screen taught me more than how to scream.

Nov 06, 2018
Want to Stop the ‘The Mama 500?’ Speak Your Truth.

We often recycle the conversation for hours, days, years, decades and sometimes for a lifetime. It’s both intrusive and non-productive; while claiming vital mental energy.

Nov 01, 2018