Birders: How “Vagrancy” is Reframed in Nature

“I’m sorry did you want to ask me something?” “Yes I just wanted to know if you knew what kind of bird was…” “Yes well that little one you were looking at was a Green Heron. There was a Blue Heron here earlier. Once the woman and her son leave, the Blue Heron flies back […]

Alignment: When a World Ends

On May 5, 2000 the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were aligned. This is why my friend dubbed me the Anti-Christ. He said the gravitational pull would end the world. Obviously this was my fault being that I was the only child born that day. As much as I was tired of […]

Maeve’s Daughter: Westworld’s Character “Girdlock’d” on Her ‘Cornerstone’

HBO’s Westworld is on Season 3. Due to the long timelines between production and release, audiences have had long breaks between seasons. So, I am rewatching Seasons 1 and 2. Thandie Newton NOT best known for her role in the hypocritical liberal fantasy Crash, but for her cult performance in Gidlock’d (Directed by Courtney B. […]

Silent: When She’s Not The Angry Black Girl

The archetype of “the angry Black woman” is a caricature that Black women (femmes, non-binary) do not escape no matter their age. It shifts from childhood, adolescence, adulthood and into older age. So what happens when you break this stereotype? How do people, in particular non Black individuals, begin to alter their perceptions and behaviors […]

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