Why I’m No Longer Defending Whiteness
The past two years have solidified my view that America may never change enough for me.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Antiracist BabyThe 1619 Project
Unsettled TerritoryTheAtlanticIt’s too heavy
Jeopardy!Wheel of Fortune
Now back to my book
Taylor Harris is a writer living in Virginia. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Longreads, The Cut, McSweeney’s, and other publications. Her memoir about mothering a son with an unexplainable medical condition is forthcoming from Catapult.
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