In 2018, speculative fiction/afrofuturist writer N.K. Jemison released a collection of short stories called How Long ‘til Black Future Month? I read it as my first book with the Afrofuturism Book Club last year, which has taken me on a journey with all sorts of fiction that I may not […]
What I Read This Year: A Roundup of My Favorite Books in 2018
I don’t read as much as I did as a child, simply because I don’t have the time to anymore. It’s difficult to get through 8-10 books in two weeks when most of my time is occupied with working, and the news, and everything else that the world throws at […]
Synaesthesia: What is the taste of the color blue?
This fall, the International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists (IASAS) is collaborating with the Art|Sci Center of UCLA to bring a series of events to Los Angeles to teach the general public about synaesthesia and bring together the international community of synesthetes. Through art exhibitions, the first IASAS Synaesthesia Symposium, […]
#MeToo: Sexism and Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry
If you’re one of my readers from Louisiana, you may already be aware of the John Besh scandal that came to light this past week. NOLA.com, the online version of The Times-Picayune, released details of an 8-month investigation on the disgusting sexism and sexual harassment culture fostered and encouraged by […]
CONFIDENTIAL: Why everyone needs to have a secret project
Today I’m working on a secret project. I’m very excited about it, and I’m putting a lot of effort into making it, but it’s a secret. None of you will find out right away what it is. Some of you may never know what it is. And that’s fine. I […]
WIRTW Roundup – July 7, 2017!
Yikes, it has been a while since I’ve posted anything, yeah? I’ve been busy *and* unmotivated so that’s fun. On the bright side, I became scrimmage eligible in roller derby recently and got to see the Deftones and Rise Against this past weekend! I’ve also done a bit of reading, […]
WIRTW Weekly Roundup – June 14, 2017!
Hello everyone! June seems to be flying past much faster than I expected, but I still have had time to find some good articles around the internet! How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Eat the Damn Eyeball This article talks about a Korean-American man’s struggle with proving that he’s […]
Welcome to Wellness and Chill!
Hello reader! Welcome to Wellness and Chill, a website dedicated to examining the intersections of life at culture, health, and current events! Many of you are strangers who are wondering how they stumbled upon this website–don’t question it! Some of you who know me beyond your computer (or mobile) screen […]