Cover Photo: Steve Silverman
Steve Silverman

A Love Letter to Harlem

Learning to belong in my neighborhood.

The Guardian

The Guardian

things that I have yet to discover. It means that different variations of blackness can find home in one another. And we, as well as our overarching home that is Harlem, need to be cultivated as one would till a garden.


Morgan Jerkins is a writer and contributing editor at Catapult.co.  Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, and BuzzFeed, among many others. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is forthcoming in 2018 from Harper Perennial.