I also love Brittney Griner. I love that she’s able to be relaxed and comfortable and exactly who she is. I love that there are other women (like that hottie with the mohawk and the blazer in the 3rd photo down. damn) who are able to dress exactly the way they want. And I love that the boys like Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Lebron, on and on, are doing it too.
Wesley (we’re on a first-name basis now, he and I) wrote a stunning piece on the culture of the NBA, and of “urban fashion”, and race, and how male basketball players threw it in the face of the white Commissioners, and team owners, and GM’s who tried to make them “straighten up” and “pull up their pants” and “dress respectably” and how all of that relates to Trayvon Martin and his hoodie. Read that too.
Since I was a child, I’ve wanted to be a writer. I’ve given up on that goal several times, because of confidence issues, because of not knowing what my voice was, because of not being able to write fiction and not being able to cause my characters pain.
If I were a writer, I’d want to be Wesley Morris.