last updated December 2021 
(feel free to email me for pdf links to essays)


** “Neo-HooDoo Manifesto,” Ishmael Reed (from the book Symposium of the Whole) **

** “Venus in Two Acts,” 
Saidiya Hartman **

Decolonizing Design Reader,” Ramon Tejada + others

Dirty Design: “What is Dirty?,” Marjanne van Helvert

Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, Cinzia Arruzza, Nancy Fraser, and Tithi Bhattacharya

Georges, Alexander Dumas

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest, Hanif Abdurraqib

“Ideology, Confrontation and Political Self-Awareness,” Adrian Piper

“In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens,” Alice Walker

“marginality as a site of resistance,” bell hooks

“Mixtapes, Sonic Landscapes and the Poverty Archive: The Politics and poetics of the Im/mobilised,” M. Neelika Jayawardane

“Thick: And Other Essays,” Tressie McMillan Cottom

“The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction,” Ursula K. Le Guin

“The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power,” Audre Lorde

The Yellow House, Sarah M. Broom

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman


“A Poem to Get Rid of Fear,” Joy Harjo

Chewing Gum, Michaela Coel

JJJJJerome Ellis: New Year’s Day Reading at the Poetry Project

Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio

Lovecraft Country, Misha Green

“Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch”, showing at The Bronx Museum until April 5, 2021

Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, Chad Freidrichs

Torkwase Dyson & Françoise Vergès at Cooper

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, Timothy Greenfield Sanders

Urbanized, Gary Hustwit

“Wailers,” Amiri Baraka

“We hold where study,” Wu Tsang


“Millennials are Killing Capitalism,” podcast