Queefing, breastfeeding, eating pussy, period sex, putting your baby in the garbage… Ali Wong’s unapologetic and hysterical assertions of her body, motherhood, and sexuality in her latest Netflix comedy special “Hard Knock Wife” expand the possibilities of Asian womanhood. Similar to her first Netflix comedy special “Baby Cobra,” Wong is very, very pregnant in “Hard … Continue reading Ali Wong & the Glories of Asian Womanhood
The arrest of megastar rapper, T.I. proves, once again, that no matter how much fame and wealth you have, your blackness will never be forgotten or overlooked. My blackness will never be anything but black.
I have a lot of keys. Keys to my Chicago home. Keys to my Houston home. Keys to my church. Keys that I can’t even remember what they unlock. For me keys are important enough that I keep them on different rings to separate them by their purpose, but insignificant enough that I often lose … Continue reading The Right of Return
As a Black woman working in white spaces, my perception of racial dynamics has been questioned, minimized, or denied altogether. Over time, the experience of not being believed, especially by people I thought were my friends, wore away my sense of self. As I entered the professional world and sensed this happening to me, it … Continue reading Why I Love Being a Black Girl
I tracked news reports of a bomber terrorizing Austin, and then less than a month later, of a mass-shooter in Nashville. Both were white, Christian, and formerly home-schooled. All identity markers that I share.
Memorize scripture as resistance. Refuse to surrender it to the literalists who use it as a death-dealing force. Memorize scripture to reclaim it as Good News, as something life-giving.