poetry · writing

Queer as in f*ck you

It has been our community for decades

Two years
less than that
is all it took gatekeepers to poison people’s minds
with twisted words & hidden rhetoric
and have OUR community swarm US & tell us

our identity is an offense

You need to stop this evil nonsense now
because I & others like me
will not stop existing

media · tv

#RenaissanceInColor & #StayCrossed

On Memorial Day, the MUCH anticipated Shondaland production, Still Star-Crossed, premiered.

I loved it, it was amazing, you should watch it.

This show is so up my alley. I was hooked before I saw a single second of it & it did not disappoint.

Lots of people of color
Gorgeous period costumes
Shakespeare fanfiction
Based on a book
Gorgeous visuals
Tropey as heck
Beautiful dark skinned black woman protag

I could go on.

Nerding out in twitter live tweets are a fave past time of mine but doing so with the Black Girl Nerds (BGN) community with this show? A whole ‘nother level of wonderful (check out the BGN episode 1 recap when you get the chance).

And the cherry on top of this overflowing sundae of beauty & wonder is the incomparable SourceDuMal started the #RenaissanceInColor hashtag because y’all NEED to know how true to life this show’s visuals are & we are happy to show you.

And remember, it’s RenFaire season.  If you’re a person of color and never attended one, it’s a great time to start and add some pics to one of my fave new hashtags.

And if you have the pleasure of catching Still Star-Crossed Monday nights at 10pm, you can catch me on twitter using #StayCrossed with one of my favorite nerd communities.

It is going to be a delightful summer.


Still Star-Crossed airs Mondays at 10pm eastern time on ABC