Dear Friends and Family, Will this pandemic never end? Today is my birthday and every year (except last year) we’ve had Texas Sheet Cake and Eric’s…
Dear Friends and Family, I’ve noticed a pattern in my letters to you—I disappear sometime in the fall (August or September) and return in December. I…
Dear Friends and Family, Just two months ago, I wrote you a letter full of hope, gratitude, and love for our re-entry into human contact and connection…
Dear Friends and Family, One year ago today, a group of white people gathered together in our backyard to interrogate, disrupt, and reckon with our…
The Whiteness Letters
Dear Friends and Family, This weekend Eric and I went for a walk in our neighborhood. We saw our neighbors without their masks. I asked if they were…
Thirteen Wishes
Dr. César Cruz, Co-Founder of Homies Empowerment in front of the Free(dom) Store storefront on MacArthur Blvd. in East Oakland. [Photo by Martin do…
Dear Friends and Family, Last week Eric and I joined the millions of Americans who’ve received a phone call letting them know they’d been exposed to…
The Whiteness Letters
Dear Friends and Family, In my last letter to you on September 29, I said: First, I’m going to rest. And then, I’m going to get back up and get back in…
The Whiteness Letters