John S. Blake

We Are Our Own Too-Forgiving Gods: Humanity Is a Body, and the Body Hurts All Over.

In response to recent events (e.g., Mizzou, Kenya, Beirut, Paris), John S. Blake reminds us that all of humanity is one collective body.   I prayed. I couldn’t stop the tears after scrolling social media. I closed my eyes. I haven’t prayed in years. Not sincerely. Not since I begged whatever was there for bail money. Not since I was in the Army ... Read the full article
John S. Blake

John S. Blake is a cisgender, African American writer, poet, activist, and youth advocate originally from New York City. He’s currently studying African American Studies and English, with concentrations in Gender/Sexuality, Sociology, and Creative Writing, aiming for his Masters in Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. He facilitates creative writing and intersectionality workshops nationwide.

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