Women Writers Taught Me To Be Brave

“Why must you call them women writers? They’re just writers!” I know, right? Totally agree. Have you ever heard anyone say “men writers?” That just sounds stupid. Well, so does “women writers.” Type… Continue reading

A GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO RAPE CULTURE

If you are a man, you are part of rape culture. I know … that sounds rough. You’re not a rapist, necessarily. But you do perpetuate the attitudes and behaviors commonly referred to… Continue reading

SCHEMERS, SAVIORS, STRUGGLERS, SUFFERERS: WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

I spend a lot of time thinking about toilet paper. I’d forgotten how much toilet paper women can go through in a single day. I live with two women and I often ask… Continue reading

NEVER SAY FUCK ON THE AIR AND 8 OTHER WAYS COLLEGE RADIO WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE

At the end of this article, there’s a mess of links to some of the best stations in the nation. I’m done with Spotify. You can keep Pandora. I want no more iPod… Continue reading

WHEN YOUR SISTER BECOMES A MOTHER

If I’m being honest, it’s still weird to think of you as a mother. I know how that sounds but … you’re my sister. And now, you’re someone’s mother. How can you be a mother?… Continue reading

TEACH ME HOW TO LOVE YOU AND I WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO LOVE ME

Almost all of us are wondering: how the hell do you do this dance called love? It sure ain’t easy. I’m not here to bullshit you. Looking around, other than grandparents or perhaps even your… Continue reading

BLACK PEOPLE DON’T OWN THE N-WORD SO USE IT WHENEVER YOU WANT

Nigger. There it is. You just read it. It’s such a magical word. Speak its name and it makes all common sense disappear. I know some of you hate that word. Some of… Continue reading

I WANT AN OCEAN KIND OF LOVE

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, Not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, They’re in each other all along. – Rumi Standing… Continue reading

WTF? DOES THE OWNER OF THE CLIPPERS THINK HE OWNS A SLAVE SHIP

“And Don looks at me and he says, ‘I wanna know why you think you can coach these niggers.’”  -potential LA Clippers coaching candidate Rollie Massimino   “[…] Players Sam Cassell, Elton Brand and… Continue reading

DO I WANT YOU TO TELL ME THE TRUTH? NO, LIE PRETTY TO ME

Do I want you to lie to me? Do I want you to tell me fabulistic fantasies that we can step inside and inhabit like the imaginary homes of children playing “House?” In… Continue reading