Pain As Expertise In The Attention Economy

Often I find it difficult to dissect when a person is actually narrating a tale of woe based on their own story, or based on one they’ve heard spoken from a member of their in-group. Identity politics provides this really interesting space where stereotyped horror stories are capable of not only avoiding attack for branding Read the full article…

Black Bloggers: Don’t Hate Your Own People While Writing About Santorum In The Hood

“Our interpretations are rooted in personal narratives about ourselves, and these narratives aren’t always so positive, as is the case with teenagers who feel like rebels without a cause, college students who are convinced they were admissions errors, and adults who always seem to assume the worst about their relationships.   …Cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT). CBT assumes Read the full article…

Asylum Rising (Verse Two): Ujima

The first part of this series is located here.   “Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together.”   One thing I must say about the sister Makeda, she’s doesn’t invite you over her house without attempting Read the full article…

Asylum Rising (Verse One): Even Hell Is Cold In Winter

Lately, I’ve had less time to dedicate to overlooking oversights. I don’t have as much concern for the negligible. I am highly sensitive.   Highly. I mean, nothing gets past me. The smallest furl of a lip can set off my alarms. I suppose because it is the holidays, and I know that finding places Read the full article…