Beaches have officially opened here in the city this week, and with it comes a joyous welcoming of summer. Without the beaches, summer as a season had the ability to seem and feel slightly abstract. But with the beaches opening a week after school’s end, maybe this is where we begin (of sorts). I’ve been thinking about all the ways to get to water. Some of which I highlighted in my essay in this week’s newsletter. I’m looking forward to a slow weekend. Would love to hear about what’s inspired you this week?
Here’s what’s inspired me this week:
“Free Food” Bed-Stuy
Need two more, because in reality they are the perfect summer white noise machine.
“I think it’s because when you’re home schooling all day, and not performing the work you were hired to do until the wee hours of the morning, and do it on repeat for 106 days (not that anyone is counting), you might be a bit too fried to funnel your rage effectively. Why are we not hearing a primal scream so defening…
Black Girl Sunscreen (so excited to use after this week’s post)
(Photo of Misa Hylton and her son, Justin in her archive of intimate photos from the Hip-Hop 90s Heyday via The New York Times)