Kiese Laymon is a professor at Vassar. Though I’ve never taken a class with him, whenever I’ve heard him speak, and now after reading this, I am inspired to think. I am so lucky to go to Vassar and to have had many professors that have inspired me to think, and rethink, and think again.
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: A Remembrance by Kiese Laymon
“I want to say and mean that remembering starts not with predictable punditry, or bullshit blogs, or slick art that really ask nothing of us; I want to say that it starts with all of us willing ourselves to remember, tell and accept those complicated, muffled truths of our lives and deaths and the lives and deaths of folks all around us over and over again.”