Where our voices goApril 27, 2008
For many months now I’ve been reconsidering what I want my blog to be, who I consider my community to be, and for whom I’m writing.
This month, two powerful writers, BrownFemiPower and Blackamazon have both decided to remove their blogs and disengage from the toxic online atmosphere. I completely get it. Disengagement is not defeat. And there is a limit to how much hate you can take, whether we’re talking endless racist/sexist bullshit, plagiarism or straight up death threats.
Their fearless, tireless, and brilliant efforts have kicked me in the face (in a good way) many times, and I realize this: Speaking half of the story is no story at all.