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I Was There: Postcards from the Periphery

by Roxanne Fequiere

Growing up, I spent so much time at my friend Kim’s house that it began to feel like an extension of my own. Several times a week, I’d head home with her after school and dive into a number of distinctly late ’90s pre-teen activities—dancing to Now That’s What I Call Music compilation CDs, messing around on AIM, watching TRL. Kim and I were both afflicted with that READ MORE


 
 

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Other Voices, Upper Room

by Roxanne Fequiere

About a month ago, my old high school announced that it would close at the end of the year. Upon receiving the news, I surprised myself by plunging into a funk that I couldn’t quite describe for days afterward. I left my hometown more than seven years ago—though I’m only a train and ferry ride away—and while I visit my parents and friends semi-regularly, READ MORE

 

Dispatches from the pantheon

by Roxanne Fequiere

Have you ever seen The First Monday in May? It’s a documentary chronicling the inner workings of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute as they put together 2015’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibit and accompanying Met Gala. READ MORE

 

THE BLACK GIRL NEXT DOOR: IN SEARCH OF SPECIFICITY

by Roxanne Fequiere

As a child, Wednesdays were library days. Upon arrival at the old St. George branch of the New York Public Library, READ MORE

 

The Fresh Start Fallacy

by Roxanne Fequiere

Toward the end of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian, two sisters share a moment at a mental hospital—one, a visitor; the other, a patient. READ MORE

 

She For Whom Food Is Not Enough

by Roxanne Fequiere

For as long as I can remember, my mother was a one-woman cheer squad for all the things we might now classify as black girl magic.READ MORE

 

A Woolf in Progressive Clothing

by Roxanne Fequiere

To grapple with the white gaze in its various forms—insidious and clunky, violent and patronizing, dismissive and invasive READ MORE

 

OUR LADY HELEN OF PERPETUAL SELF-HELP

by Roxanne Fequiere

Helen Gurley Brown was wildly, fiercely, boldly ahead of her time—until she wasn’t. READ MORE

 

A BOOKISH YEAR: A FRESH START

by Roxanne Fequiere

Join Roxanne on her first essay chronicling her desire to stick with a resolution this year. READ MORE