Places | Arts & Culture | Rekindle
Reading Joan Didion Taught Me How to Not Write About Hawaiʻi

Didion depicts Hawaiʻi as a place that exists solely in the white American imagination, and, because of this, her journalism is a fiction.

Nov 14, 2022
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Reading Stephen King’s ‘It’ As a Child Confused My Sense of Justice

Like Pennywise the Clown, I too was stealing childhood from those who had more of it than I did.

Oct 17, 2022
Arts & Culture | Health | Rekindle
Conversations with Friends with Endometriosis

All my life, I had looked for answers in books, and I was no different when it came to endometriosis.

Aug 11, 2022
People | Arts & Culture | Rekindle
Why I’m Still Dreaming of a Brown Percy Jackson

BIPOC kids can be the heroes, the fighters who push back against impossible odds. We, too, should be the stuff of legends and prophecies.

Jun 14, 2022
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All That Glitters: On The Clique Novels and My First Lessons in White Privilege

While kids my age were falling in love with the fantastical, I did not. I wanted to read about rich white girls behaving badly.

Feb 3, 2022
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The Transportive Power of ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

On the back of that wind, my brain rose and skipped and tumbled far beyond the boundaries of any quarantine.

Jun 16, 2021
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How I Became a Scholar of Black Girl Fantasy

These stories had deep histories, centered Black women, and belonged to us. We only had to be brave enough to claim them.

Apr 19, 2021
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My Father, Montaigne, and the Art of Living

When my father died in 2012, I inherited his well-read copy of Montaigne’s ‘Essais.’

Oct 29, 2020
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An Ode to the Great Undead Novella

Where I lived and grew up, the novella was never endangered.

Oct 19, 2020
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How Leslie Feinberg Became the Parent I Needed During My Transition

“I needed preparation, not protection. I needed to see myself as a part of history.”

Sep 14, 2020