A living, growing collection of beautiful things...also known as my life...
PhD Student @ London School of Econ, Sociology. Master's in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies. Bahamian/Bohemian. Alchemist. Enfant Terrible. Fashion Enthusiast. Jedi.
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All together now…
Magnanni for Neiman Marcus
I wore these on Saturday night with jeans and a tuxedo jacket. And, as I was walking home and the sun was coming up, I realized they were more purple than red. I’m so in love with them…
My newest acquisition. You like?
We were walking through SoHo (London’s gayest part of town) on our way to #Ku Bar after leaving #Thirst when a group of young guys spotted us walking through a crowd of other gay men and women. Out of no where they started calling me a “Battyboy” repeatedly…
I can only imagine that the reason they focused on us were because we were black and they were black because as far as I could tell they had said nothing to the other gays and lesbians of different races all around us. And who the fuck comes to SoHo to be homophobic?!
I turned around and started to walk in their direction when Meryl literally jumped in my way and spun me around. Now I’m not the type of person to scuffle in the street…anymore. I used to be scrappier in my younger days while living in DC and got into it defending friends on a number of occasions. Meryl had to remind me that I’m an immigrant and a student with too much to loose to be getting arrested for fighting in the streets with some random dudes.
I guess I just….I never understood how people think they can open up their mouths and say anything to people on the street they don’t know or have never met. Explain to me what you get out of shouting epithets at random people? Personally, I go about my life giving not a single fuck about your existence, why are you so invested in mine? In any case, thanks to Mer I avoided lock-up, yet again and we went on to have a fantastic night.
It’s a reminder that just because Gaga sings “born this way”, gays get the right to marry and laws are passed to help prevent the LGBT community from being brutalized that we’ve fixed it all. There’s still a lot of work left for us to do…and by “us” I mean those of “us” who are determined to live in a world where a person of any gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, religious practice or nationality can walk down the street without having to endure and defend themselves against ignorance being hurled at them….
(HRC Staffer Ben Shallenberger and me when I was working for HRC)
Last night Meryl stopped me from getting into a fight…
My best friend is being called to the London Bar today. I always try to dress special for the special occasions.
Finding Harmony: Every day I work to improve my mind #PhDStudent…working to improve my body as well #gymflow.
On Favors before Traveling:
School dayz… (Taken with instagram)