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MY ANACONDA DON’T!
MY ANACONDA DON’T!
MY ANACONDA DON’T WANT NUN UNLESS YOU GOT BUNS HUN!
Manchester Dogs home was set on fire tonight by some sick individual. Over 40 dogs have already died and over 150 dogs have nowhere to go. They need as much support at possible. Please reblog this and donate if you can, so that the dogs that survived the fire can be cared for.
I was honored when undocuqueer artivist Julio Salgado emailed me about wanting to collaborate on a project about my biggest influences. He drew portraits of me embracing my heroes, and I provided words about their significance in my life.
These images moved me to tears, and I am grateful to Julio for creating them with me.
Audre Lorde was the first black lesbian feminist writer I was exposed to in college, and she blew my world up. Her body of work, from her poetry to her prose, pushed me to transform silence and define myself.
I first read “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in the 10th grade, and Maya Angelou pushed me to make freedom my lifelong quest. She wrote about being a black girl who was touched without permission and protection, and it emboldened me to share my most uncomfortable truths.
Our elders are our greatest untapped resource, and Sylvia is my blueprint. Without the work and legacies of my foremothers (including Marsha P. Johnson and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy!) I could not and would not be able to thrive as a young trans woman writer of color.
ZORA NEALE HURSTON
Without Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” there would be no “Redefining Realness.” Zora was a revolutionary woman and writer. She centered a black woman’s quest for identity and love, making Janie Crawford my No. 1 heroine. This book is a lifemap!
I adore no man more than James Baldwin. I’ve devoured all his writings and find myself seeking his guidance by watching footage of his interviews. There is no better orator and thinker than Baldwin. He slays, all day, every day.
Way Black When: My Favorite ‘Black’ TV shows from 1970s - 00s.
Good Times, Sandford and Son, The Jeffersons, Fat Albert, Diff’rent Strokes, 227, The Cosby Show, Amen, What’s Happening, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, In the House, Hanging With Mr. Cooper, Homicide: Life on the Street, Moesha, Living Single, Martin, New York Undercover, The Hughleys, The Parenthood, The Steve Harvey Show, A Different World, Family Matters, Kenan & Kel, Cousin Skeeter, Smart Guy, Sister Sister, The Wayans Brothers, In Living Color, Static Shock, The Jamie Foxx Show, Girlfriends, Half & Half, One on One, The Proud Family, The Bernie Mac ShowAll of Us, My Wife & Kids, Eve, The Parkers, The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris, and The Game.