On January 22nd, 2018, I attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music opening night production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Sitting in the Patricia Corbett Theater, I felt a sense of joy knowing that I was back in the place where I felt comfortable, a place that I considered home. Going from show to show, there … Continue reading To Be Black in a Space of Whiteness: Race and Theatre
On February 9th, 2018, I’ll be turning 20 years old. When it first crossed my mind that’ll never be a teenager again, I felt scared because I’m stepping into the unknown… This isn’t me turning another year old (well it is but it’s so much more than that), this is me going into my twenties … Continue reading Finding Healing Within Words
For many, October is the month of Halloween where small children dawn scary costumes and go door to door collecting candy. It’s a time where college students put on Halloween themed parties and where white folks decide to culturally appropriate cultures and in general, wear fucked up costumes such “The Native American Indian Chief”, The … Continue reading Living In The Shadow Of The Rainbow
TRIGGER WARNING: Uses of racist, transphobic, and fatphobic language. “You look like a man” “You need to shave your face” “Don’t wear that, you’ll look like a guy” “I hate how my hair looks” “I’ll never be a beautiful girl in the eyes of men, they’ll always see me as a guy” These are the … Continue reading #NoBlacks #NoFats #NoFems And The Struggle Of Self-Love
MY NAME IS ARIEL. MY NAME IS ARIEL. MY NAME IS ARIEL. MY NAME IS ARIEL. MY NAME IS ARIEL. Everyone who I interact with knows that I’m a trans girl and that I go by Ariel. Ariel is my name. I am Ariel. Before I came out as transgender, I went by the name … Continue reading Call Me My Godamn Name
My name is Ariel and I am pissed. Continue reading America Hates Me Because I’m a Mad Black Trans Girl.