Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

The Future in Motion: Why I Judge High School Debate Tournaments

“You hope and hope they’ll get their chance and you know it’s possible they won’t.”

I hit my first debate tournament for the same reason I did everything else at fourteen: Some guy I was into was doing it. I didn’t say shit my entire first round. I just sat there, staring. Lost in the sauce.

Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston.  His first book, Lot, is forthcoming from Riverhead.