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Reclaiming Black Beauty through the Power of Braids

Summer. Remember her? The sun sets at 9pm and outdoor dining is safe-ish. The air is light and the breeze is oh so welcome as the sun not-so-gently roasts your skin (please everyone be wearing sunscreen). Sundresses and those little shorts the…


Video chats are our overlords. Without their benevolence, we can do nothing in the age of COVID or probably in the post-era. The ease and availability of video conferencing is revolutionizing the way we work and socialize. What does this mean for the black, femme, and expressive among us?

I’ve…


2020 is the year that keeps on giving. Rancorous discussions of when the new decade *actually* begins, how to protect the integrity of your documents by not abbreviating the date lest a scammer invalidates the year it was signed, and some other stuff. …


Why Does My Voice Matter Now?

I was nervous to publish my first Medium article. I asked my loved ones to read it before submitting because I wanted to be careful and sure my words were accurate and respectful and effective. I never do that. Maybe it was the potential…


A few days ago (maybe weeks, who knows at this point), the New York Times published a powerful opinion essay entitled “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument.” The author, Caroline Randall Williams, eloquently shared a painful history shared by so many Black Americans. I retweeted…

A. Allen

Approximate Knower of Many Things • Creatrix • Communications Scholar • Netizen

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