Eliza In General

Bad Womanist

I was listening to my Spotify hip-hop playlist on the way to work today.  Aptly entitled Black Superhero Music, it’s a hodge-podge of rap music that was most popular between the years 1986 through 2002.  You know, right before the art form went to studio gangsta hell. Just as I was easing toward a stop light, DMX’s It’s… Read More Bad Womanist

Eliza In General, Writing

It’s a (Slut) Shame

I thank God (or Prince, who is basically God in my eyes) that I started my professional career in sales. Selling everything from newspaper ad copy to air filtration systems to Olan Mills photo packages has toughened my skin and prepared me for the backlash I was sure to receive later as a writer. Every… Read More It’s a (Slut) Shame

Eliza In General

Adore: My Childhood with Prince

The first thing I did was call my mother. Because when someone like Prince Rogers Nelson is even rumored to have died, the first person I think of is the woman that introduced me to his talent when I was still a fetus. I have no recollection of the 1978 Rick James concert my pregnant mother attended… Read More Adore: My Childhood with Prince

Eliza In General

I Used To Loathe Her

I went to a family event this weekend and saw someone I lowkey used to hate: my former BFF. You see, many moons ago (read: the late Nineties), this chick & I met and became besties. Then we had a meaningless falling-out of which the details I cannot recall. It was almost ten years ago;… Read More I Used To Loathe Her