This is not a movie review. This is a response to the character of Hellboy.
If you asked me years ago why I decided to cosplay Hellboy, I’m not sure how I would have answered….
Someone seems to always have to bend, don’t they? I started thinking about who and why I try not to be that person anymore.
I live with chronic depression, and while it can be challenging, it is something I have learned to manage…with and without help.
Disclosure: This isn’t a review; it’s a response. There are minimal spoilers. And before you take the title and run with it, I did like the movie.
We live trapped lives that we do not choose but once we have the option to choose, will we repeat what we hate or build something new?
I originally wrote this in December and submitted it but it wasn’t picked up, so you get to read it now.
This essay contains spoilers for the movie Dumplin’. Read at your own risk.
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American culture loves the idea of forgiveness. Adores it. If I’ve learned one thing about being Black in this culture, it’s that you need to be suspect of anything white amerikkka loves because if white amerikkka loves it, it’s probably exploiting and killing Black people.
My feelings were hurt and I’m working through it. This is what happens sometimes when you share yourself. It’s my least favorite part.
Men got a lot of work to do and not just because you may have daughters…
If you only rock with me when I’m happy then you are kind of a trash person who finds my humanity inconvenient.
This is going to be complicated. You’ve been warned.
Setting aside our "differences" is oppression in disguise…
I am not okay and I’m not gonna pretend I am to keep you comfortable…especially while y’all on that bullshit.
I’ve heard some kind of variation of “Why can’t you just trust me and do what I want” from people all my life and it’s bullshit.
Black People Do Not Have White Privilege - Even When They're Famous. Kevin Hart, apparently, forgot.
Yesterday, someone online asked Black women 35 years old and older what advice they would give to Black women in their twenties.
This is the letter that I would write to my past self.