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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

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How to Become a Prison Penpal Today

Folks who are behind bars suffer the highest forms of isolation and alienation. For those who are willing and able - I strongly suggest you become prison penpals. The organization Black & Pink compiles and maintains a database of predominantly... Continue Reading →

The Torture of Ending In-Person Visits

Across the United States, jails and prisons are replacing in-person visits with Skype-like video calls. This transition is usually justified in the name of prison safety. For example, officials at the Bristol County House of Corrections in Massachusetts argued the... Continue Reading →

The Anti-Blackness of American “Love”

I hate the way American society conceptualizes romantic relationships. The notion of "love" is typically framed as a progress narrative - whereby "marriage" is the highest form and product. Intimate connections are reduced to linear equations. Whenever people speak of... Continue Reading →

Stop Saying You Are Independent

Since we all use language, we are automatically involved in a chain of connection. Language implies the existence of other people to communicate with. To learn a language is to become involved in a relationship.

Around the World

Hey pretty girl - I cannot afford to take you around the world, but I'm India and that the way I feel Israel. I wanna be your lover but if you're not ready, I Kuwait, I won't Russia. If you do... Continue Reading →

A Sight for Sore Eyes

Before her, my life was a blur about my direction I was unsure. When she promised to re-appear all my movements became clear. As I saw her beautiful thick frame I knew I would never be the same. I was... Continue Reading →

Words of an Imprisoned Tear

When comes the manumission  of an imprisoned tear?  Struggling to stay in position  since the world created fear.  We would rather be imprisoned  or receive the electric chair  than bare a distorted vision  in the glasses people wear. Making a... Continue Reading →

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