Rant of the Day #7

New Year’s Eve/Day is my favorite time of year. I find it to be pretty melancholic. People find themselves reflecting on their lives and what they’ve done and what they want to do, maybe for the first time in the whole year. Every New Year’s until my senior year of high school, my family and […]

Rant of the Day #6

Sometimes I look at life like it is a big Sims game, and I wonder how people are able to live in their houses without setting them on fire. I force myself to remember that some people in my life who may not have their shit together right now will eventually get it together. And […]

City upon a Cornfield

I go to a former Christian college. The town and college were founded at the same time by missionaries in order to create a “Christian utopia.” It’s kind of a footnote in the history of Oberlin when considering what it looks like now. I’m surrounded by people who are careful with their words and are […]


I was told by a friend that I need to start looking for trees. She meant that I need to find real men to spend my time with. The guys I have been interested in were not trees, they may have been branches at best. I tried to go out on a date this semester. […]

Rant of the Day #5

Sometimes I wonder what type of Black guy would date me, if I were to get with a Black guy. I feel like I’ll end up with another “bougie” Black guy, since I’m supposed to be so “bougie” myself. It makes me sad because I can’t imagine what it would be like to date a […]

Rant of the Day #4

I’m writing as a way to procrastinate. I don’t want to do this paper, but it will get done eventually. I just want it to be done now. I wonder if in the future, students could just use some type of technological device to have their brain probed for answers instead of taking tests and […]

Rant of the Day #3

I’m finally at the end of my fall semester, and I have one semester left before I graduate. And I just wonder if I’m going to have a career afterwards. I don’t know why I’m so worried about careers. I’m gonna graduate with an Oberlin degree, I’ll probably have a job. I wonder if I’m […]