"I thought it pointless for me to spend countless hours on a ridiculous soap opera that 'didn’t affect me.' How naive I was."
"Writing is for me a way to both heal myself and to attempt to heal or address longstanding issues that need to be brought out into the open."
"Otayo takes that framing and applies it to the pressure society places on the oppressed to view the world in a way that will reinforce their oppression."
Rewriting the Black American story starts from destroying the seals of stereotype that have shackled us.
"The revolution we seek to end state violence against Black men must also include the end of physical and psychological violence experienced by Black women"
"Writing has always been the way I share myself with the world. I’m a complete and total introvert."
In wake of events that dehumanize, unjustly target and often kill countless Black men in America, Elle dedicates this article to the ones she loves.