Depression: what is it good for?

**Trigger warning: depression, suicide** * Conventional wisdom/lived experience would suggest nothing. But acknowledging this, for me at least, only doubles down on the shittiness you feel when you’re deep in it. Emotions of hopelessness, anxiety, despair, melancholia etc. are common,Read more…

On the politics of code switching

Obama is perhaps the most recognisable code-switcher. Throughout his presidency, he maintained an allure amongst radically diverse groups: students, intellectuals, politicians, Black men, Black women, socialists, immigrants, progressives, moderates, activists and the list goes on. He could oscillate in andRead more…