Twelve ancestor souls have been preserved
In sepia tones one hundred forty years deep.
Still uncomfortable in their two-year-old freedom.
It’s a pseudo-freedom, the kind that pinches
Grateful for @PENamerica last night talking about LGBTQA writers in Alabama. Grateful for the laughter, the history I learned, and the reminder that @ACLUAlabama (and @Dylawn4) are here to fight for trans lives over the long haul.
Activism + art = relentless hope.
Congratulations to this year's MacArthur Fellows! We're thrilled to see a number of PEN America friends who have worked with us & supported us over the years. @dwaynebetts @NicoleFleetwoo2 @DrIbram @DonMeeChoi @KeeangaYamahtta @NifMuhammad Daniel Alarcón https://www.macfound.org/programs/fellows/