A Moment of Gratitude

The little moments really add up.

On here, I’m usually complaining and lamenting what’s gone wrong in my life. Seems like the only time I document my good times and moments I’m grateful for is in my journal or brief Instagram stories or tweets. But whole blog posts?? Almost never.

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One month, one month ONLY?

When I wrote this title, I was thinking of a Brent Faiyaz song. What I’m writing about has nothing to do with any of that, though.

The four of us only knew each other for one month, yet it felt so much longer. We met at a coffee shop with maybe 40 other people. We were strangers amongst an even larger group of strangers, then we exchanged numbers and made plans for karaoke.

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“Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison : Book Review

A fever dream of a classic. Invisible Man, though fiction, addresses race in a very real and evergreen way.

Invisible Man follows the trials and tribulations of an unnamed protagonist. He’s a Black man ousted from his Southern HBCU campus to the streets of Harlem, New York. It opens in his present adulthood living in a basement filled with lightbulbs before flashing heavily back to his adolescence and young adulthood, searching for his identity.

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Contemporary “Love” and Online Dating: Pre-Panny Tales, Pt. I

Let me take you back to where it started, when I re-downloaded dating apps for the who-knows-what-number time. It seems so long ago. February 2020 was, QUITE LITERALLY, the beginning of a different time.

I was just scrolling through Twitter one night and laughing at dumb stuff, sharing some of it with my roommate through DMs as she swiped through Tinder. She sent me this guy’s profile who she was cracking up over because of his haircut and something in his profile. I was disappointed to realize I couldn’t see the account and laugh without a profile.

“I thought you had Tinder?” she asked when I told her I couldn’t see the link she sent.

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