Yep, I Said It

This summer was supposed to be the recovery. Instead, it’s the spread.

A woman dodges Covid particles. Illustration by Taylor Le

Sometimes I think we’re living in an alternate, dark timeline that went wayward. This is why I refuse to watch the TV show The Handmaid’s Tale. Why should I watch a show about a dystopian nightmare when it feels like we’re living in one currently? …

We’re so often the only ones ready to call people out when necessary

Maxine Waters. Photo: John Sciulli/Getty Images

TThe dumpster fire that is the state of affairs keeps raging, with no real end in sight. The coronavirus pandemic is showing how unprepared we are, around the world, for real crises. It is especially showing America’s underskirt. That’s what Nigerians call the slip you wear under your clothes: underskirt…

The coronavirus pandemic is no excuse to forget your home training

A photo of a black woman meditating while sitting on top of her table.
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WeWe have found ourselves in some interesting times, where everything is topsy-turvy and nothing makes sense. Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is a crisis layered on top of all the other madness we’ve had to deal with—for example, there is a locust invasion in Kenya right now.

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

2x NYTimes best-selling author, speaker and podcast host. Latest book: Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual. The goal is to loan people courage.

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