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Amanda Monroe Amanda Monroe

Writer. Rapper. Actor. Performer. Queer Multi-hyphenate creative who likes fruit snacks and well written TV.

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Basquiat's 1982 "Untitled" Masterpiece Sets New Record

Almost thirty years after his death, prolific artist Jean-Michel Basquiat continues to make an impression on the world with his outstanding work. While the closest many of us will ever get to owning one of his iconic work is an H&M shirt or an Urban Outfitters tank, international arthouse Sothby's just sold the visionaries piece "Untitled" (1982) for a...

On Karrueche Tran, Toxic Masculinity and Victim Blaming

What has to happen to a woman for people to be concerned about her well-being?This past Tuesday, we learned that Karrueche Tran was granted a restraining order against ex-boyfriend Chris Brown alleging stalking, harassment, and physical assault. I use the word “alleging” loosely because the internet is littered with videos of him forcing himself into her car, threatening...

Remembering Sandra Bland Through the Lens of Grade School Aggression

It was the first week of fifth grade and I was excited to finally be in Mr. X ‘s class after years of older cousins telling me how great he was. He wore bright, colorful Tommy Hilfiger jackets and kept his shades on the top of his head all day. He was an older white man with blonde highlights and a convertible. Impressive stuff to an early '90s kid.He was sitting in an...