Tiny House Daydreams: Unlocking Resistance Through Radical Off-grid Ecology

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In the summer of 2012 my parents sent my younger sister and I to their hometown, Somerset, New Jersey, to live with my grandparents. “But why?? There’s nothing to even do down there. It’s just a bunch of strip malls,” I whined. “Because you should spend time with your grandparents, and you could learn something …

5 Reasons Plants Are Essential To My Health as a Black Woman

Plants are giving me life. Literally. They are vital to my sustainability. And I’m not only talking about trendy hipster succulents that sit on a windowsill untouched (no shade to succulents though). I’m referring to diverse plants that require consistent attention, care, and positive energy. I have two  basil plants sitting on the south-facing windows …

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I'm out of town this weekend for a conference, but next week I'll have some new insights to share. Don't forget to support the young black and brown people fighting against gun/police violence in their communities this weekend.

Wakanda Forever: Anti-colonialism as Sustainable Technology

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen Black Panther. If you haven’t, then stop reading this and go see it because it’s worth your intellectual energy, and there are spoilers ahead. Black Panther, like many of the Marvel comics and movies, has rooted its premise and power in reality. In contrast, popular DC superheroes like Green …

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: The Phenomenon of Identity-Based Violence in Liberal Spaces

On the Netflix show “The Fall,” Stella is a gritty British detective whose dry loathing of men is nearly palpable. She is tasked with catching a serial killer named Paul Spector, who has almost every aspect of privilege imaginable: white, male, straight, attractive, and upper-middle class. Aside from his troubled childhood in foster care, he’s …