Jamilah's Newsletter Blog

jamilah lemieux
Musings on race, culture, sex, and the rather unique life of a thirty-something single Black woman/mother/accidental public-ish figure.
Created 08 Dec 2019
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  • So Anxious IV: About That Last One
    19 May 2021 • 1 min read • 8 1
    So between when I wrote today’s first post (yesterday) and when it went live this morning, I may have heard from some of my favorite people electronically during the hours I described in said post. Pe...
  • So Anxious III: Good Morning, and Have a Terrible Day
    19 May 2021 • 3 min read • 12 2
    I lived on the East Coast for 18 years before relocating to California in late 2019, which certainly has something to do with the terrible habit that so many people in my personal and professional wor...
  • Food for Mother's Day
    07 May 2021 • 8 min read • 12 3
    TW: ED A few months ago, I realized something: with vacations and pregnancy as the only exceptions, I do not think there has been any time in the past decade or so in which I’ve eaten more than two me...
  • Happy 4/20, I Guess.
    20 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 5 1
    Happy 4/20 to those who have some skin in the prohibition game, and no one but. Weed has been stolen from Black women (from all of us in one way or another, but I’m focused on Black women because if w...
  • Streets Is Opening
    16 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 6 3
    I’d wager that some of you might have expected some thoughts at some point about Everything That’s Going On Right Now, specifically the ceaseless police killings that are the backdrop for the murder t...
  • Don't Read Me, Baby.
    10 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 10 0
    Dear you, and maybe him, too: “I’m just going to say it: there’s gonna be guys intimidated by what you do for a living.” A recent comment from one of my homeboys found me reflecting on the fact that f...
  • So Anxious #2: Art, Content, Obligations
    31 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 8 0
    It’s been eleven days since I’ve done this blog-newsletter thing? How can that be? There were no less than five things I was very sincerely interested in publishing here, and I’ve been jotting down id...
  • All the Things I've Done
    20 Mar 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 0
    I will update this post regularly. March 2021 “What Black Schools Mean to Black Kids”-A featured essay for The Nation’s Radical Parenting Issue on why I chose Black schools for my daughter “Mary J. Bl...
  • Your Pandemic Ain't Like Mine, Part I.
    17 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 20 7
    I spent a significant amount of time in the past year convinced that I was going to contract the Coronavirus and that I would not survive it. Though I am in relatively good health, I am a regular mari...
  • Please Don't Let Me Die
    15 Mar 2021 • 7 min read • 6 2
    Before I publish a new essay reflecting on the grim one-year-anniversary of our COVID-informed lives, I would like to first share a piece that I wrote in April of 2020, right when it became clear what...
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