This Vortex Leads to Magic

I imagine it’s what astronauts feel like in space, only we didn’t need oxygen tanks. We hovered before deep, black nothingness.



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photo of a black metal chair in a red room

Waiting Rooms

Feliks Garcia was working on this essay when he suddenly passed away on February 24, 2017.


a completely empty subway platform

Outta the way, Muslim

It’s what I am, undeniably. Brown skin, long clothes, hijab wound twice around my hair. In this moment, it is both fact and insult.


a valley with grass, trees, and a river with mountains

Apocalypse Logic

Two boston-tilixam asked the people in line behind me, “Is this the line to get in?” When they heard that it was, they went to the front of the line.


a sketch of thick entangled strings or ropes

The Break

you are the prize of the Ones


Street art of Black woman holding an oversize pencil like a weapon

A Hashtag, A Movement, A State of Mind

Public appeals to government officials remain a powerful way to build support and make allies. Another powerful way, maybe more so, is to write. Write the story. Write the arguments.


A Black woman holds a child who is looking at the camera

I HAVE QUESTIONS

What is the name of the violence they have learned?
What kind of love have they learned?
Why is it so terrifying when we love ourselves?