By

Jeanette Miller
Have you listened to any good podcasts lately? We’d love to hear what you’re listening to. Here are a few we’ve found interesting in February. You Had Me at Black – Hosts Martina Abrahams Ilunga and Britney Abrahams have released their 8th season of this great podcast which shares the life stories of Black Millennials...
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If you ask me what’s wrong, I can’t tell you just one thing. I would say, it’s this pandemic, the isolation, the deaths of friends my own age and younger from something we know so little about. It’s the inability to fully grieve. It’s the fear—not holding me hostage—holding me cautiously back. The isolation. Living...
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Dear 2020 and 2021, I’m writing to you in tandem now because for me you are inextricably linked. You both held and hold great hope and great fear I am doing my best to reconcile. You, 2020, opened the doors of opportunity for me. New city, new job, new apartment, new friends, new lovers, and...
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Happy New Year, writers and artists! We’re excited to bring you this list of upcoming grant and residency opportunities. Some are seeking to support Black, Indigenous, Queer and Trans People of Color (BIQTPOC) specifically. Be sure to check out the websites below for more details.   Rhizomatica Residency Philadelphia, Pa. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2021  This in-person residency...
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What if we gave ourselves permission to be creative? To dream big and find innovative ways to deliver on those dreams in support of young Black women and girls in the Deep South?In an effort to provide time and space to young Black women and girls in ways that empower them to grow into their...
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Note: In recognition of Women’s History Month, I started out writing an admiration piece about Lizzo. During this time, the novel coronavirus arrived in the US and spurred many discussions about how individuals living in “fat” and large bodies as a pre-existing condition are being treated in this crisis. Thus, with those discussion in the...
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