TONIGHT: Final Fall Faith-Based Initiative!
I'm wrapping up November's 10 events with a discussion with Jenee Darden, whose book of poetry and essays When a Purple Rose Blooms is inspired by her journey through womanhood. She writes about race, sex, love and mental health. My mini-memoir, The Nigerian Nordic Girl's Guide to Lady Problems, was inspired by my journey trying to write about finding my family while trying to hold onto my uterus (in Iowa!). I write about multiracial identity, the American healthcare system,
Turns out my new nephew-by-marriage as obsessed with dinner & identity as I am
#CultureStories #Food #Nigerian #Popup #Identity #Blackness #Foodjustice #Family #BlackLivesMatter #GuessWhosComingtoDinner #PeoplesKitchenCollective #AlenaMuseum #Oakland #blacklove #storytelling #twins
First blog post on revamped website, first Rumpus essay!
I'm super excited to announce that my long-awaited essay about our 25-year courtship and wacky, cross-cultural marriage - which grew out of Facebook posts liked by ALL OF YOU - was published in The Rumpus Wednesday! The illustrations come from a shorter, PowerPoint version - which, coincidentally, I'd performed for the Radar Queer Reading Series (established by Michelle Tea at the San Francisco Public Library) - the night before. And you'll see from the slide below that I was