Coloratura

 In high school chorus class, a white classmate called me Brillo head. In-between our Doh-Ray-Me warm ups he caused the line of Altos to chuckle as he asserted his preferences over brands of dish soap. The widening eye of adult scorn feel upon the entire Soprano section when our chorus director noticed the smirks. He …

Exhale 2020

My childhood had a clear delineation between before and after: pre-trauma and post ( or continued smaller) traumas. I cant help it but sometimes it takes me by surprise tinged with wonder that my children's lives have not mirrored my experiences and that to me is evolution... These past four years with Trump triggered so …

Desk

Are you following me on IG? @nadasamihwrites Now is a good time to start! It's almost Fall and almost a full moon, a great time to deepen my writing practice while giving followers an inside look at how that happens. Hopefully, that will encourage all of you to find your flow and build that relationship …

“This is Where We Used to Live”: Revisting the Providence Mall Apartment

https://youtu.be/8ggJS0p-QQc Providence residents might recall the strange case of the Providence Mall apartment back in 2003. That was when a group of artists known as Trummerkind built a secret 750-square-foot apartment in the mall where they lived in on and off for 4 years. According to the artist website, "The post-WWII term Trummerkind - German  for "children …