Sunny Jeong-Eimer is a writer studying Philosophy at Pomona. They call Chicago home, among other loved places and people.
December 8, 1980. The Dakota, New York City. Five shots: four hit, one misses –– nonetheless, the four suffice to leave fatal wounds in the back of Yoko Ono’s then-husband John Lennon. Rewind twelve hours and you would find John’s back shot again, only this time instead of bullets, every shot is fired in the form of a camera shutter.
on hot days like this, we, stock, pile into the backseat of the prius and let the faux leather scald stick slick to the insides of our knees. while dad drives us to 7-11 for big gulps. they’re cheap and cold like him. they’re plastic and sweet like summer.
Like most kids, I was never a big fan of bugs. I still can’t articulate exactly why insect bodies repulse me. Maybe my fear originates from the time I spent visiting my mother’s family in Korea the summer before I entered second grade. A summer of tongue-tied Konglish stuttered out in ebbing back-and-sometimes-forth conversational flow.
In this interview, Bennett shares her experiences both teaching and learning from Black feminist storytelling, particularly as it relates to building beloved community, coping with grief, accessing self-knowledge and imagining utopia.
In this interview, we discuss her most recent book, Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race, which explores how policies enforcing differential access to mobility have shaped race formation in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.