my life with jackie

it is like a nesting doll, my life with jackie. a series of anniversaries, each now saturated in its own memories.

because when you write about someone else, you are ultimately writing about yourself.

when you write about someone for twenty-five years, writing about that person is actually you living your life. Continue reading

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE HAS A MEMOIR

such was the nature of 2018 that i- a woman with her good ear perpetually to the ground of celebrity gossip- TOTALLY DID NOT KNOW THIS.

not until, like, now. when i was reading an essay on memphis music and thought biography.com wasn’t enough of a credible source and wondered if there were any biographies of j.tim to recommend to this student and then………. LO.

on 29 october 2018, hindsight & all the things i can’t see in front of me apparently came into the world.

and then, a blessed 144 days of my not knowing this detail later, hindsight & all the things i can’t see in front of me came into my world. Continue reading

“that one” vs. all those classy, stylish, correct (white) first ladies of yesteryear (emotions via britney)

oh, hello, we back.

2019 is alreadyΒ πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯.

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dear new england historical society: no, a white woman was not the first Black first lady

i am not here to play. there will be no gifs.

my last post was about first ladies and whiteness, and lo! we meet at that potuck again.

(via the new england historical society)

let me begin by saying, unequivocally, no, no jackie kennedy was not the first Black first lady. michelle obama was the first Black first lady. Continue reading