I’ve been interviewing other creatives, learning about what they do, how they get out there, and how they find their joy...it's not easy and it's not fast. Check out what many creators have to say about their endeavors.
You are not in the fight for equality if you protect your privilege. You are also not in it if you're willing to sacrifice me for your personal gain. And this happens way more often than it should. Do better.
My rage is complicated and destructive...and I don't judge it because it has saved me more than once.
Black Panther put me in my feelings in a way I didn't expect.
This isn't necessarily a review. It's more how I felt after seeing the movie.
Regardless, there are spoilers.
I'm weird. Or am I? And if you think I am, what does that say about you?
Now that I have a couple of years of various content, I figured I'd put together something kinda explaining what you can find and where.
I took some time to reflect on what I've learned regarding self awareness. Not just accomplishments, like with my YouTube video, which is a testament to the outward work I've done, but the internal realizations and adjustments I've had to make throughout the year. It's not been easy, but it shapes me into who I am today and I love that person...mostly.
Almost anytime I had downtime, I wondered why I was exhausted. Now I know why. This video chronicles the various events I participated in during 2017 and there were a lot.
In the aftermath of Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore, we must watch as white supremacy skews the narrative to minimize the impact of Black women.
This essay was originally published as part of a holiday compilation organized by Clay Rivers called: Christmas Memories. I was and still am extremely flattered and humbled to be asked to participate in this. So much so that I said yes before I knew any of the parameters. It was a fun project that introduced me to a number of different writers. Please take the time to check them out.
Cosplay is rooted in racist intellectual properties — and fans do everything they can to uphold this racism.
Was playing Riders of Icarus and had to fight giant spiders which I DID NOT LIKE. And one of them killed me. Killed me a lot so...good times! Check out my pwnership by spider. Also, we burp some.
When you have a book set in a future where people change bodies all the time and still end up with a white male protagonist, QUESTION IT!
So much happening! SO MUCH HAPPENING!
This essay was originally published on The Establishment on November 9, 2017. The Establishment is media funded & run by women.
If the plot of the new Thor movie sounds familiar, perhaps it’s because you know the history of colonialism.
In this segment of Time out with TaLynn Kel, I meet with artists and creators Jasmine Dawson of Jazzy Bear Arts, Roger Patterson, and Lonnie Jackson of Upyri. Links to their pages are below.
Cosplay is a way of loving myself despite what the world tells me.
I'm struggling to work out this freelance stuff and wondering if making a living outside a traditional structure is possible. I mean, I know it is, but is it possible for me?
Photo by Steven Joerger. Male Bishop Cosplay by Barr Foxx Cosplay.
What you see may not be who I really am. My truth is complicated. But your lack of understanding does not mean my truth is irrelevant, so I will speak and you can choose whether you listen.