"I remember how being young and Black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell." - Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Thank you, Zami, for being everything Catcher in The Rye and Perks of Being a Wallflower and On The Road could never be for me. And happy belated birthday, Audre Geraldine Lorde.
Eeyore is just one of those characters that you wanna scoop up and hug forever.
One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.
I’m gonna need you to take at least a 101 class in Black American history before you tell me any of your “opinions” about affirmative action and reparations.
Cirocco Dunlap imagines a letter from her future self: http://nyr.kr/1fCFYA8
“This morning, when I was setting some rope net traps for the zombies, I was thinking how beautiful it is now that it’s always nighttime. Yes, it’s cold, and, yes, the Earth’s oxygen is almost completely depleted, but moonlight is so much more flattering. Plus, Blair can’t see my big zit as well in the moonlight. Speaking of which, you shouldn’t eat all those cinnamon buns.”
llustration by Victor Kerlow.