Masculinity is not violence, indifference, or cruelty in the name of toughness. Masculinity is courage to stand up in defense of someone who is being objectified or mistreated.
What matters most regardless of where society casts me is that I appreciate myself.
Hollywood can either welcome the new lady of the manor, or get the mop.
“The [American Evangelical church] has strayed too far. It no longer represents what I seek to stand for when I say that I believe in and live according to Jesus.”
The beauty and achievement of Black Panther, and why I cried like a baby at the end of it.
Wherein I discuss my immigrant background and my writing voice.
“Congratulations, sir,” the officer sighed. Paul remembered him sighing in a mystifying way. Maybe it was a sigh of exhaustion or disbelief. Possibly it was incredulity. However, it didn’t change what had come next: “in the eyes of your government and its people, you are hereby ‘White.’” Paul had begun the work innocuously enough. Asking…