“[…] I know where Rhonda is coming from. We, who apparently are built for everything, are simply not built for this. No gloves exist that keep our hands from freezing as we move snow and ice from one spot to another and from the car windshield. No boots exist that can keep the cold from numbing our toes. No amount of layers and waterproof pants keep the chill at bay. We feel it through our chests. And no, the physical activity does not warm us up. It makes us resentful.”
“Being seen—or not—becomes a necessary politic to meditate on in an auto-play era that, via its broadcast, strips bodies of color of agency and makes the pain of marginalized people a theatrical erotic in their unconsenting visibility. Thus, what is said in these pages is as valuable as that which remains unspoken, and what is seen must guide us to think of who remains invisible within image-making, either by creative choice, or by social force beyond. “
MCSWEENY’S | Jan 2018
… Five minutes after you declare partnered men off-limits, you get a Facebook Friend Request and a “you crossed my mind and…” message from a boy — now a married man — who you had a crush on and fooled around with 30 years ago.
EBONY | Dec 2016
“August fought for the right of African-Americans to tell their own stories,” says Wilson’s widow, Constanza Romero. “Troy Maxson’s dream was squelched by having to fight racism, segregation and incarceration. His story is as prescient today as it was then.”
Fences is the first of Wilson’s plays to be brought to the big screen, a delay due at least in part to Wilson’s insistence on a Black director for film versions of his work. Oscar winner Denzel Washington, who directs and stars in the movie, has granted Wilson’s wish nearly 30 years after Fences debuted on Broadway.
BREVITY | Sep 2016
True or False: I am one of millions of white women saying ignorant, racist shit to Black women every day, and on a given day, I may be one of several white people who have worked a particular Black woman’s last fucking nerve with my ignorance.