She did it! The premier of Yvonne Orji’s first stand-up special which aired on HBO on Saturday was not just a celebration for the Black community, but definitely felt like a personal achievement for me—a whole me. (You will get it once you watch it or if you are familliar with Orji’s podcast with LuvvieContinue reading “Yvonne Orji’s “Momma I Made It””
Tag Archives: Life Writing
Why So Unapologetic?
It’s been a rough week for the world. In the midst of a pandemic people are rising from isolation to gather in protest of the unjust treatment of Black bodies. While the maltreatment of Black bodies in the United States is not new, it seems the world’s response to the brutal murder of George FloydContinue reading “Why So Unapologetic?”
Insider/ Outsider Standpoint
“I just happen to be this person with this background in this moment in time to where I can be one of the first people to stand up there and say hey, can we take a moment to assess our relationship with this country?”
Between A Place and No Place
I was looking for myself on television, but didn’t realize it until I didn’t see myself. At four years old, my favorite show was Moonlighting starring Bruce Willis and Cybil Shephard. Family Ties, Punky Brewster. Small Wonder. All shows I loved. Looking back, I realize the first time I saw some version of myself wasContinue reading “Between A Place and No Place”