Father’s Day 2019 is upon us. I originally wrote this about my entire family. I wanted to re-release it for Father’s Day because it tells so much of the story of me and my dad. In case you did not know, the Herstun Writer has officially moved (back) to Atlanta. It is mind blowing how … Continue reading Meet the Curator – Father’s Day Edition: On Privilege and Family Ties
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
Meet the curator. Tape A. Side 1.
Humans find things beautiful that require specific interest. A creek is beautiful to anyone that is thirsty. True beauty is going to the same creek to admire it, with a bottle of fresh cold water in tow. It is interest in witnessing the natural beauty of the creek that brings you there, not thirst. That … Continue reading Nature & Beauty — The Great Escape
Beauty can affect us in an unlimited variety of ways... The key is that it can never be viewed indifferently. Beauty demands to be noticed. It speaks to us directly, like the voice of an intimate friend. If you are indifferent to all beauty, (as in nothing makes you NOTICE, nothing makes you look twice, … Continue reading Beauty Manifest
The term beauty is loosely applied to whatever we like. We probably each have it as a heavy part of our vocabularies and deeply imbedded in our psyches. At first glance it sounds simple enough, intuitive even. But in reality, it is a very complex topic. Beauty is never absolute. It has taken on various … Continue reading Beauty or Booty?