“Don’t take this the wrong way,” she looked up at me quizzically, “but what is your blog actually ABOUT? It kinda seems all over the place. From outrage to reform?” she laughed nervously.
On Comedy Central, there’s a sketch by Key and Peele that I absolutely love. “Luther” as we call him, is a living, breathing, anger translator. He says exactly what you’re thinking– exactly how you think it. No holds barred.
When we meet him, he’s usually “translating” for political figures like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
In real life, I’m about 60% Luther, 40% “Reform.”
Inner me is 100% Luther about 100% of the time.
From outrage to reform is about two things: Anger and Productivity.
Self-righteous, outrageous, valid, necessary, purposeful, and unnecessary anger.
Success, completion, failure, reflection, progress, introspection, education, hope, and joy.
I tend to write more about education, race, power, and privilege (mostly because these things make me the angriest).
I started this blog as a hobby about four years ago, but it’s taken on a life of its own.
It holds me accountable. It keeps me sane.
I hope you’ll stay.
I hope you’ll join me.