On Loneliness from The Lonely Letters (Excerpt)

May. 21, 2017 by

Dear Moth, […] I’d been lonely as a kid and teenager just trying to figure out my relation to church and life and love. I’d prayed and cried and searched

Kim Burrell and Feeling Ugly

Jan. 11, 2017 by

Tears formed in the corners of my eyes. I tell my friends that the older I get, the more emotionally raw and vulnerable and available I seem to be. It’s

#FreeBresha: Anti-black Racism and Anethical Blackness

Oct. 6, 2016 by

**The following brief notes were delivered at the Anti-blackness and Christian Ethics Roundtable at Boston College, September 14, 2016. I reproduce the remarks here, particularly, to be in solidarity with Bresha

#BlackpentecostalBreath: The Aesthetics of Possibility is Now Available

Sep. 27, 2016 by

  “In this profoundly innovative book, Ashon T. Crawley engages a wide range of critical paradigms from black studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance

#NotYourMule Thoughts

Mar. 1, 2016 by

[this is a really brief note, some ideas, that i’ve been thinking about for some time. i’m not interested in it being right nor wrong as much as i’m after a

Deformation, Information, On Formation

Feb. 10, 2016 by

Noise matters. Ever tried to have a conversation on a phone with poor reception, snaps, crackles and pops interrupting your ability to hear? It’s a Wednesday and you’re waiting for

Against Islamophobia (A Black Christian* Response)

Dec. 8, 2015 by

Silence will not protect… There are times of laughter and frivolity. There are times of tears and melancholy. But these are not those times, or not those times only. These

(What I Mean When I Say) Neoliberalism

Dec. 4, 2015 by

Remember Blackplanet? Remember how you wanted to add swag to your page by animations and images, changing the background from the standard selections to personalized HTML possibilities? Remember the animated

neutrinos and social life

Oct. 27, 2015 by

one hundred trillion neutrinos pass through each of us every second, yet we cannot feel them with sensual registers already discovered. there are things so very small, so small that

a brief ramble about identity, spiritual identity and empire.

Sep. 2, 2015 by

story time! so when i was first deciding to come out as a gay [yes. said. just like that. lol], i really thought that the most important thing to do