Cover Photo: In this still from Missy Elliott's music video for "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," we see Missy Elliott posing in front of a strange silver spiral--like an entrance to a wormhole. Missy is wearing a hat and sunglasses, reminiscent of a biking helmet and racing goggles, and a large puffy black jacket. She wears dark lipstick and her mouth is open, as if mid-lyric
Still from "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)" Official Music Video by Missy Elliott

Writing Is Time Travel

My writing gives the validation my younger self will need to believe in me, for me, during the years between now and when I won’t know how.


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Minda Honey is a Louisville, KY-based writer. Her essays have been featured in “Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger” (Seal Press) and in the Hub City Press collection, “A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South,” and the forthcoming “Sex and the Single Girl: Reinventing Helen Gurley Brown’s Cult Classic” (Harper Perennial). She is at work on her debut essay collection, “An Anthology of Assholes,” about dating as a woman of color in Southern California due out by Little A summer 2023.