Essays

Creative nonfiction essays

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Balderdash

You could sense our tongues at the corners of our mouths as our pencils paused over the small squares of paper before us.

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Stranger on the Seine

Normally my being black makes my being American complicated, but in Paris I found myself perhaps saved by my nationality, by a particular foreignness, with my blackness possibly somewhat overlooked.

Skid Row

Certifiable

I was a seemingly innocuous, privately neurotic, stone-broke girl seeking hiatus from the soul-sucking world of fine art, writing, coolly inebriated boys and waitressing.