How being both Black and white helped me embrace all aspects of myself
Loving my biracial identity
Daralyse Lyons grew up in a place with no flexibility for racial identity, but appreciating the duality of her own background opened the door for other kinds of radical acceptance in life and love.
A queer girl’s guide to love…for everyone
Five tips in time for V-day
For most of her life, Michelle Nugent was still in the closet, and dated accordingly. But exploring romance in the queer community brought her new perspectives on finding love (or being happy solo) that apply to people of all orientations.
This Black History Month, I’m just saying it: I deserve to feel love and happiness
February is a good time to say it: we’re smart and assertive. We’re complete in our own selves. We’re striving for what we want. Andrea Smith stays honest.
Atlas Obscura presents Janaka Stuckey’s ‘Ascend Ascend’
The edgelord poet
Atlas Obscura presents a mildly amusing performance of Janaka Stuckey’s necrophilous ritual poetry. Aaron Pond Reviews.
Kellman Brown Academy presents the Anne Frank Center’s ‘Letters from Anne & Martin’
Portrayals of promise
As both MLK Day and National Holocaust Remembrance Day approach, the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect presented its ‘Letters from Anne & Martin’ in South Jersey. Daralyse Lyons was there.
Philly podcast ‘Music for the New Revolution’ spotlights today’s protest music
The sounds of change
Musician David Heitler-Klevans and filmmaker/composer Rodney Whittenberg bring the 'Music for the New Revolution' podcast to Philly, getting everyone ready for the 2020 election and beyond. Suzanne Cloud chats with the creators.
On facing the music: A post-educational diversity statement
The meritocratic mythos
Music-maker Aaron Pond tried to fit in with students of the "masters," but learned he was expendable and illegitimate. So he found his own way. What’s yours?
A Barnard College parent in Philly grapples with the death of Tessa Majors
A mother in the aftermath
News of a fatal stabbing in Morningside Park rocked Anndee Hochman’s family—her own daughter is a classmate of the victim. How do parents and their children cope with the nightmare of violence?
What do former Christians hold dear over the holidays?
Christmas and the post-Catholic atheist
Sure, there are plenty of reasons for a queer feminist atheist to look back bitterly on a Catholic upbringing—but exiting a life of faith isn’t so simple. Michelle Nugent considers.
Good Good Comedy Theatre presents ‘Ur Mom Is Funny’
Pairing performers with parents
Good Good Comedy’s monthly variety show ‘Ur Mom Is Funny’ highlights family dysfunction, hysterical challenges, and heartfelt moments with hosts Pete Steele and Hannah Trav. Erin Dohony gets the story.