E.M. Monroe

"I knew, not from memory, but from hope, that there were other models by which to live." Weems

Models Monday: In the Shadows

Can you imagine the shadows that could be inserted into the National Portrait Gallery’s collection of presidential portraits?

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Mother: I Think It therefore It Is

My father told me once, as I was trying to justify my suspicions concerning a neighbor’s behavior, that he wastes little time on questioning his judgement. “If I think you … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Western Apologies

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
by Somayra Ismailjee By now, you may have heard of the Chapel Hill shooting of newlyweds Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salhar and her sister Razan…

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

“When Sorrows Come” Spelman College Symposium

If you’re in the Atlanta area this weekend, here’s an event you don’t want to miss: The text reads as follows: 50 years since the day Malcolm X was assassinated, … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: President’s Day, Black History Month, and the Post Office

I subscribed to the Black Heritage Postal series sometime in December. Each month, I receive about six stamps featuring black Americans along with the stamps value at the time of … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Frontline: Being Mortal

Looks like we’ll have a chance to see if Atul Gawande extends his analysis so as to consider the ways that those possessing technical skill overly commit to their own … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Translation

In chapter 5 of Being Mortal, Atul Gawande writes beautifully about the professionals most interested in helping people “in a state of dependence sustain the value of existence.” The people … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment


“Sweetness” Reading Toni Morrison is always time well-spent.

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Centers

If you are ever in Atlanta with children, your own or other people’s, you might schedule the National Center for Civil and Human Rights as one of your stops; otherwise, … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Good Advice

I’m exhausted. This is what I plan on doing throughout my recovery: Asagai: (Charmed) All right, I shall leave you. No–don’t get up. (Touching her, gently, sweetly) Just sit awhile … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

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