Ode to Mira Jacob

Since the election last week I’ve been searching out work of smart and eloquent people I respect. These perspectives are helping me understand the consequences of Trump’s election. One such person is Mira Jacob. Her most recent piece for Buzzfeed, Here’s What I’m Telling My Brown Son About Trump’s AmericaSometimes I wish I could ask America when, exactly, it made its mind up about us, is exceptional.

Mira’s has a graphic memoir coming out next year. It’s going to be difficult to wait for it, but in the meantime, this piece will give you a taste of what’s in store; 37 Questions From My Mixed-Race Son. You can buy her novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing here.

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Photograph credit: Christopher Churchill, Vogue, July 2014