Writing

Black Music in America: The Rise and Fallout of "Sorrow Songs"

My midterm paper for African American Studies and the Philosophy of Race, taught by Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. It examines the foundational role of the Black musician in America, as demonstrated in W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk and Toni Morrison's Beloved.

Black Freedom, Family, and Individuality, The Unburied Song of the Universe

My final paper for African American Studies and the Philosophy of Race, taught by Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. It features a close reading of Jesmyn Ward's 2017 novel Sing, Unburied, Sing, viewing it as a multidimensional analog for the Black experience in America. It explores the generational psychological trauma of racism as it pertains to the individual. 

Black Identity, Hip Hop, and Hair

Being a Black artist in America means just that. This essay identifies the roots of Black expression through hair and art, using hip hop as a case study. It is part of the global movement PsychoHairapy, which uses hair as an entry point into mental health.