“Jermaine,” Ms. Willard said, as she took the seat beside me. The other students elbowed each other on the way out the classroom. Looking me in the eyes, Ms. Willard asked, “Why don’t you speak the way you write?” I stayed up for nights on end… I tilted my head to the side. At theContinue reading “Speak the Way You Write, She Said”
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Lizzo’s Obesity and Bad Fans
J Reed, MFA is an adjunct English professor and writer from Chicago, who writes fiction, nonfiction and local and national news stories. Subscribe and share. Follow J Reed on Twitter @jreed913. If you’ve been on social media, you’ve likely heard of Lizzo, the 34-year-old Minnesota rapper whose popularity has been growing. She’s actually a classicallyContinue reading “Lizzo’s Obesity and Bad Fans”
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F*ck Those People: Take Control of Your Own Life
In life, we sometimes struggle and then have to deal with bad advice from nosey people. We have a problem at home, and our best friend becomes a relationship counselor. Or a coworker overhears you in a disagreement over the phone and feels the need to chime in with their opinion. It’s time for youContinue reading “F*ck Those People: Take Control of Your Own Life”
Amber Heard: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck 2022
To be clear, no one really knows what happened between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, though he’s currently suing her for $50 million for defamation. Johnny says Amber accused him of domestic violence when she, in fact, was the abuser; at worse, his legal team claims, it was “mutual abuse” between the two.Continue reading “Amber Heard: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck 2022”
Brittney Griner: Runaway Black Girl Theory (RBGT)
Imagine LeBron James gets on a plane to Russia only to end up a prisoner to the country at a time it is at war with a country the U.S. is supplying with weapons and other aid. The headlines would be innumerable, and the outrage would be tangible. Every reporter to politician would be seekingContinue reading “Brittney Griner: Runaway Black Girl Theory (RBGT)”