ericawashington
Erica Washington
ericawashington
Oct 16
16

Jayne Kennedy! She was a definite boyhood crush of mine. The yellow Walkman and the “new” Corvette are peak eighties.

Sep 17
23

bless your cotton socks, what a sweetheart move

Sep 17
102

I’m a sometimes-wedding photographer and also work for some wineries that are popular venues.

When this all began, we had to cancel a wedding at one winery, and the couple asked if they could still come and say their vows in the vineyard that day. Just by themselves. My heart broke for them. I’m not a big wedding Read more

Sep 4
1

I have a friend whose doctor is certain that she had coronavirus a few months ago- she’s a cancer survivor and regular suffers issue due to an immune system issue- she said what she went through is the worst thing she’s ever experienced. She couldn’t get tested at the time, but she took an antibody test a few weeks Read more

Aug 11
2

Yeah I’ve had that thought as well. It’s a hard one. One the one hand they are either buying houses that are owned by the city and are actively dangerous (squatters, animal infestations, termite damage which would lead to collapse, etc) which probably makes the people that live near those homes happy that a gross, Read more

Aug 11
2

An excellent point - I do think Home Town is the best of the bunch because of its racial diversity, Good Bones definitely falls short in that regard, although Indianapolis is one of the least diverse big cities in the U.S. (so maybe that’s a significant part of it - not all of it, of course, but some of it).

Jul 14
22

My mother was the eldest of 16, including 4 sets of twins. That’s 16 kids in 17 years, y’all, born between 1928 and 1945. When I see these TV families with their minivans and multiple washers and dryers, I picture my beloved Grandma making 12 loaves of bread at a time and doing infinite loads of laundry with a manual Read more

Jul 6
4

This reminds me of the movie Romeo Must Die in which the main white character wanted to build a football stadium but had to remove “certain” people from their businesses and homes in order to do that so he hired Delroy Lindo’s character to perform the work. Read more

Jun 25
4

When I was just a wee lad (40 some years ago), my father was a captain on the local volunteer fire department. On a designated Saturday once each summer, they’d ask for mutual aid from a local town (where another fire department covers your calls) and have an annual picnic for the fire department personnel and their Read more

When I was just a wee lad (40 some years ago), my father was a captain on the local volunteer fire department. On a

Jun 19
4

With this great piece of history I am requisitioning our upcoming small group solstice celebration Sunday to supplant it (using the light of the solstice as background metaphor to shine on what we will celebrate instead: the Juneteenth . . . but, not the Juneteenth itself, because it is so clear that neither the Read more

Jun 19
14

Each Juneteenth, I have considered who my ancestors were and might have been. Being a Black American has complicated that narrative for me and many others. Often, the what-ifs and how-comes of the search process make it far too emotional beyond the already-treacherous task of tracking “slave” records, and it’s more Read more

Jan 17
1

You had every right to feel what you feel about your hair. It’s lost wa very noticeable. And you were so young! Probably not yet dating! Must have been devasting. Read more

Jan 17
4

It’s never just hair, because it affects how we see ourselves and how other people see us. I know it, as you do, because I have alopecia too. My story echoes the Congresswoman, although maybe not as powerful. My alopecia started when I was little but small and in easily concealed places. But 1.5 year ago I started to Read more