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A note from the author, me!

(the writer of the Kiss The Sky Blogs... I know! I know! Who else could it be, right?)

 

My blog posts are a product of emotional reactions, questions, and intuitions I've accrued after navigating our colonial and (inserts other isms) society. The claims I make here are tentative in that they are first reactions to issues that I will be thinking about for a long time. Please understand that I am constantly growing, constantly learning so I could change my mind about what I post. Regardless, I hope you can gain from my musings in some way. 

Also, please note that while I strive to be as authentic as possible in my writings, I'm also playing with ideas, writing styles, and grammar. The way that I package information may be problematics but the whole point of writing my blogs is to try things out. I hope that this warrants you being understanding about any mistakes I make. I hope you learn to see my mistakes, my transgressions as part of the learning process. 

Happy Reading, 

Taylor

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March 24, 2020

ur colonial education that u got in debt allowed u to leave 4 years at the university thinking working at the UN is the best way to create social change.

ur colonial education got u thinking u a good person bc u know that racism is bad and bc u can use words like decolo...

February 5, 2020


 

I'm a Ph.D student and I'm not proficient at standard English. This really struck me as a problem I need to deal with yesterday I was with a student. We were talking about Democritus and after stumbling over Democritus’ name once or twice in the beginning of our conv...

November 30, 2019

College teachers in the humanities teaching general courses: 

Your students are afraid that their kids won’t live a long life because of the climate change crisis. People are being beaten by the police because they are Black and Brown. Children are being separated from...

November 15, 2019

I told someone that I love my students. They asked me if the feeling was reciprocal. At first I was taken aback. Why tf wouldn't they? I’m amazing.

I thought it over and told them what I’m telling you now.

I’m pretty sure that my students like coming to my class because...

October 14, 2019

There are a lot of hypocritical anti-capitalist educators. They hate alienation but work to further it by engaging in practices that they believe are necessary for “a good education”. 

One of the reasons why anti-capitalist educators are anti-capitalist is because they...

October 14, 2019

We are to take 3 classes each semester. That is what it means to be a full-time grad student. In each class, we are assigned to read 100-400 pages worth of material a week. Each week, I read what I can, think of something insightful to say about it in class, and try an...

May 9, 2019

I lied to you all. I'm not going to stop going to conferences that mostly white people attend. I'm not going to refrain from writing in journals that mostly white people read. I'm going to engage in white spaces in academia. 

Maybe you will say that I am a sell out for...

April 25, 2019

Maybe I’ve been in the wrong circles, but I haven’t heard much from the ether about Black and Asian solidarity on college campuses. This is odd to me because I think that if they were to work together, they could make meaningful social change on college campuses. 

Why...

February 5, 2019

I'm 24 and I finally figured out what self-love is. I've talked about it, posted about it, and argued for it but I didn't really know what it is. Today marks the day that I learned a bit about what it actually is. 

 When you love people it's impossible to think of...

February 4, 2019

Black women fetishizing light skinned niggas

Black mothers telling their Black baby daddies that they run the risk of becoming the Black Male stereotype

"Woke" Black women condemning oppression, only to limit their eligible suitors to Black men who strive toward Eurocent...

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