Brief History & Facts Fashion is one of my favorite distractions. (My grandmother passed and I have been grieving. Deeply. Still am.) #LoveAlways And New York City is always bustling. Annually for the last fifty years, Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute hosts a huge benefit where celebrities dress up in over-the-top outfits set to … Continue reading Met Gala 2019
Welcome back to a special interlude episode of 101.5 Wilde thoughts exclusively here on Herstun FM Readio. Once again, welcome to my mind. Companion Tracks - War Cry - Queen Naija & Revolution by Kirk Franklin Another experiment in my fractured thought. I love music. A lot of things I write are wound up in … Continue reading Meet the Curator. Tape A. Interlude. — My War Cry — feat. Queen Naija, Kirk Franklin, Zora Neale Hurston, & Ralph Ellison w/ a lil’ bit of Nikki Giovanni, Kobe Bryant, Freud, Marx, Amiri Baraka, 2chainz, & alexandrajay
So. I didn't have my first twitter account until I was officially 31 years old or like, maybe two weeks before. I was pretty set in my Facebook box and my IG life. Threw some Snap in here and there. But when I decided to start writing a book my friend told me that I … Continue reading Follow Friday — Strolling Twitterverse in the #MyWritingCommunity
I know. All this smiling and you would think that we have been this way forever. But this. This has been a journey. We have a timeline so to speak. So let me take you back. Year -- 2007. Fashion trends -- Thongs, fitted caps, and bubble coats. I didn't need a bubble coat where I … Continue reading Mai Family Stiles — A Timeline — 2007 — Friends
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Welcome back to another follower Friday. These are quickly becoming some of my favorite posts to write. My journey on Herstun has only been about 9 weeks strong now but I have met some AMAZING people and LEARNED so many things. Joseph Shackley is a London journalist and family man blogging about being nice. You … Continue reading Friday Follower Spotlight — Joseph Shackley
I am W. D. Herstun. The owner and curator of the site that is coming together before your eyes. It is an interesting place to join the journey. So. I'll try to start you somewhere closer to the beginning.
This first Friday follower... She probably changed my life and the lives of the people around me without even being aware. That is right. I was inspired by the person behind keyboard and ascreen millions of miles from my reality.
Jane Bond. Never Jane Doe. Yeah, yeah this is my palace, champagne in my chalice.I got it all covered like a wedding bandWonderland, so my alias is Alice.1 [We gon' start a motherfuckin' pussy riot.Or we gon' have to put 'em on a pussy diet.Look at that, I guarantee I got 'em quiet.Look at that, … Continue reading Django Jane — Janelle Monáe
A lot of people aren't a huge fan of rap music for understandable reasons. The exuberant baselines and harsh vocals can be deterring for some. However, some of those same people would swear by the poetry of Robert Frost or Nikki Giovanni. For this series I will choose the rappers that have songs that remind … Continue reading Rap Poetry