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“This is the worst group project I’ve ever been a part of in my life.” The social contract is in tatters.

I had this piece in my drafts section but Jess Gray beat me to the punch:

I have always hated group projects.

I especially hated the group projects in which everyone would ultimately receive the same grade, regardless of work distribution.

Group projects allowed people’s true nature to rise…

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Finding love, having a baby…they are both still miracles, albeit commonplace.

(The following is a post from Valentine’s Day 2019:)

Being in a loving, long-term relationship, having babies… they’re all miracles that are so commonplace and easily entered into for most people that most take them for granted.

I was talking about this with a friend a while ago about marriage and…

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Responding to hateration and holleration in the dancery (sometimes like Tabitha Brown, and sometimes not)

“I’m proud of myself and the career I’ve had thus far. this olympics doesn’t erase the past accomplishments I’ve achieved nor does it define who I am as an athlete. I’ve pushed through so much the past couple years , the word quitter is not in my vocabulary. …

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Apparently, our relationships with soap and water vary (*cough* Ashton Kutcher *cough*), and the conversation is steeped in privilege.

“Yuh bade yet?”

Part of being raised in a Jamaican household meant being interrogated by your parents and frequently accosted with this question.

Jamaican parents often check-in with their children and ask them many things (“Yuh tek up yuh book fram mawnin?” “Yuh couldn’t wash up di two likkle plates…

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The way in which we work was not working. We now have an opportunity to change that, but will we — can we — seize it?

“We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new…

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