Love & Literature

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Writers from all parts of the world share their most intimate stories of joy and pain.
Created 13 Dec 2020
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  • Isn't America The Dreamland?
    07 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 3 1
    Written by: Alessia Petrolito Since I can remember, I’ve been my parents’ favorite subject. Not a black woman, but their first grown child, the one you try to frame in time when she reaches an accompl...
  • She Didn't Want To Be Chased, Only Seen
    31 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    Written by: Alessia Petrolito Since I can remember, I’ve been my parents’ favorite subject, a girl, their first black child; the one you’re eager to frame in time whenever she lets you. With digital c...
  • Their Black Skin Baby Girl
    24 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 5 0
    Written by: Alessia Petrolito Since I can remember, I’ve been my parents’ favorite subject; a little black skin baby girl, their first child, the one you are eager to frame in time by the second you g...
  • New Story Coming This Sunday
    21 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    This Sunday on Love & Lit, we’re moving away from the French Quarters of New Orleans and heading overseas to towns of Italy. Our writer this month is Alessia Petrolito, an adoptee, an artist, a writer...
  • Open Thread: What have you sacrificed for love?
    19 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 3
    In Heartbreak, Home & Hip Hop, Allison Gaines reflects on her experience with dating rappers who’s self-expression and dreams she often put before her own. When thinking of our own lives, the question...
  • Home Is Where My Heart Is
    17 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 1 1
    Written by: Allison Gaines As I left New York, I traveled down South, by bus, and I felt the temperature change that day, slowly shifting from the bitter cold, to warm and sunny. Every few hours, I to...
  • Another Lesson Not Learned
    10 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Written by: Allison Gaines Dating a rapper is like dating a daydreamer because they always seem to get lost in the clouds, imagining a life for themselves so much different from what they had. Writers...
  • The Rappers' Girlfriend
    03 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 4 0
    Written by: Allison Gaines Relationships are like that can in the back of your pantry that lost its label. You have no idea what’s inside until you get brave enough to pop open the lid. Some moments m...
  • Heartbreak, Home & Hip Hop: Chapter 1
    26 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 4 3
    Written by: Allison Gaines Growing up, my friends and frienemies referred to me as “popular” but I never felt that way back then. “Just because they know me doesn’t mean they like me,” I told my best ...
  • New Story Coming Tomorrow
    25 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    Moving on from Jessica Dueñas story of addiction will be tough, but we’re venturing into an entirely new world with our next piece. Allison Gaines is a popular Writer, Editor, and Activist originally ...
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