There are two things that I look forward to when it comes to flying: light turbulence and the Biscoff shortbread cookies.

Actually, it’s light chop, a subcategory of light turbulence that I hope for. Light chop is the kind of turbulence consisting of a subtle, rhythmic bumpiness that causes you…

I didn’t always know that I wanted to be a teacher. I was never the kid who forced friends and siblings to sit in front of garage sale chalkboards and endure spelling lessons. In fact, I was much more likely to be found rollerblading around the kitchen island (in preparation…

I didn’t want to watch Philando Castile die but by the time I realized what was happening, I had watched him die.⠀

I just can’t seem to unsee that.⠀

I only read what went down when Atatiana Jefferson was gunned down by Fort Worth police in her home as she…

In Dionne Brand’s Verso 55, the Canadian poet imagines an exchange between the souls of those held captive in the cells of Ghana’s Door of No Return and a group of Black travelers visiting the site.

As the visitors enter to pay their respects and offer thanks, the ancestors awaken…

J.E.D.

TRA Black feminist and educator dabbling in writing, scholaring, and podcasting.

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