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Jenna Wortham
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Created 09 Jan 2019
  • a life without plot, a day without narrative
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Rose Island, Naima Green, 2021 As soon as I wake up, I find the water. Sometimes I’ll still be in my sleep clothes, barely awake, fumbling my way from my writing studio to the shore. In “A Map to the ...
  • this year, mornings imply an act of bravery
    25 Feb 2021 • 3 min read
    check out beautiful my new logo! designed by the brilliant ethel moore The title of this dispatch came from a poem in my friend Ricky’s gorgeous debut poetry collection, The Life Assignment. The poem ...
  • celebrate today, but remember the fight for true progress continues
    21 Jan 2021 • 1 min read
    Dartunorro D. Clark @DartDClark yall starting this already i see January 20th 202164 Retweets705 Likes I pulled The Tower card again this morning. Typically, it signifies total destruction followed by...
  • small pleasures
    19 Jan 2021 • 3 min read
    womb, cassi namoda For the last week or so, my head has felt like a fried egg — overeasy and soft, a runny center, threatening to spill out everywhere. The pain radiates out from where my temporomandi...
  • elegy
    31 Dec 2020 • < 1 min read
    Bloom & Plume arrangements by Maurice Harris by Aracelis Girmay What to do with this knowledge that our living is not guaranteed? Perhaps one day you touch the young branch of something beautiful. & i...
  • on recipes
    12 Dec 2020 • 1 min read
    Maya Angelou cooks for Toni Morrison, September 1994 I’ve been thinking a lot about recipes. Last night, during one of the last stops of the virtual tour for Black Futures, the book project I’ve been ...
  • fortification
    20 Nov 2020 • 4 min read
    It’s been many, many months since I last had the energy to write a newsletter. As I prepare to shelter-in-place and ease my way back into this practice, I thought I’d share five of the sweet, heart-wa...
  • you did this, for what, tik tok?
    18 Mar 2020 • 5 min read
    It’s no secret that TikTok is an obsession of mine. I spend hours in the app, HOURS, laughing uncontrollably at videos like this one (thanks for that one, Dodai!) I think I love it so much because my ...
  • ✢✧ a ritual for our times ✧✢
    21 Feb 2020 • 2 min read
    hands holding a smoking bundle of herbs I’ve been away in the woods at a sound teacher training. I’m absorbing all kinds of information — how to work with different frequencies, how different tones in...
  • my decade of (dis)contentment
    30 Dec 2019 • 5 min read
    Monica Kim Garza, At the Bar, 2019 “You know, technology wasn't invented by us humans. Just the other way around.”— Jean-Francois Lyotard, “Can Thought Go On Without A Body?” I haven’t been able to re...
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