Beyond Trump

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI never pass up an opportunity to discuss the Tangerine Terror that is Donald Trump. I was super excited to hear from my grad school friend, Ed Lyngar, who invited me on his very cool radio show, Beyond Spin to do just that.

Ed and I chopped it up about black evangelicals, alt-right goons, Trump’s obsession with dismantling Obama’s legacy and Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brilliant essay, “The First White President.” We also discussed the importance of allies. It’s so necessary to forge alliances to resist this oppressive regime, especially as they seek to repeal the ACA, suppress votes and further criminalize black and brown bodies.

I’m a black Christian woman and Ed is a white atheist male, but we’re unified in our disgust with Twitler. Solidarity is a beautiful thing.

Take a listen to our talk and let me know your thoughts.

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Black Women in Horror: Sycorax’s Daughters

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SycoraxSo geeked that my short story “Kim” has found a home in the black women horror anthology Sycorax’s Daughters. Get your copy here.

So just who are Sycorax’s daughters? The title is taken from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. Sycorax is an Algerian sorceress who is banished to a remote island. She gives birth to Caliban, a half-human monster. By the time the story begins, Sycorax is long dead by Prospero’s hands. Although silenced, she still shapes the characters’ perceptions of power and gender.

Check out some cool write-ups on the book below:

Goodreads

The Horror Fiction Review

Book Riot

My Short Film, Billboard Envy, Hair Vampires and the Importance of Mirrors

So, I’m directing my first short film.

There. I said it.

Oh, and I’m back from hiding, hibernating, hiatusing or whatever you want to call my year-plus absence from the blog.

I hate the idea that I abandoned my blog. Beckyville was my digital block, my hood, a place where I felt at home and could express myself freely with my peeps. Being MIA is also akin to abandoning my dreams, although I do wrestle with that notion often, if I’m really worthy of them. I apologize to folks who were regular readers of the blog and often encouraged me along the journey. Continue reading