What is Independence Day to the Children of The Enslaved?

This post is an updated post of the original piece posted July 4th, 2020.

It’s weird celebrating the 4th of July as a Black person, born and bred here.

When we think of Independence Day, most of us think of a day off, others of us think of fireworks, grilling, family, and friends. Some of us are enjoying block parties. Some of us are…

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Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese

Whitney Alese is a writer & podcaster, featured in WIRED Magazine (Sept 2020) & I-D Magazine (Dec. 2021) She is based in Philadelphia.