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Aimaloghi

Hometown: Palmhurst, TX (RGV)


Favorite writer: Warsan Shire


Favorite sex scene: I really don't have one but I appreciate all of the pioneering lesbian sex representation on The "L" Word


Hidden talent: I can put my foot behind my head :)

Posts By: Aimaloghi Eromosele

There is No Self-Care without Community Care

Illustration: Dani Pendergast You know that weird thing that happens when you say a word too many times repeatedly, and it starts to feel funny on your tongue when you pronounce it, and sound funny when you hear it? After a while, you don’t even know if the word you’re saying is real? That’s what the term “self-care” has become for me. Your favorite instagram therapist has a bulleted list of ideas on how to care for self. Cosmetic brands are selling 98% petroleum jelly, 2% lavender essential oil eye creams under the guise of self care. At the end of every hour-long zoom meeting (which let’s be real, could have easily been an email, but I digress,) there’s some kind of self-care lecture and plug. At this point, I… Read more »

Race, Food, and Justice: Decolonizing the Collective Black Relationship to Land

I set up my little “Black Eden” in my backyard, tilling the soil, sowing seeds, and tending to my okra and tomatoes. I saw my own hands amongst the blackness of the Earth and smelled the freshness of the soil, and I would feel inspired. Of course, there was a learning curve, but eventually, my farm ended up being a place of solace amidst the madness of the pandemic. Reveling in the therapeutic benefits, I would casually wonder why more Black folks don’t do this (I can see now how this question lacks the nuance and care needed for the history of the answer, but this is where I was at the time). Coincidentally, in a book I was reading during my farming endeavors, The Stars and The Blackness Between Them… Read more »

Is Liberation “High Vibe?”

We’ve all seen it a million times. Maybe on somebody’s mother’s Facebook cover photo or a tacky Forever 21 hoodie: “Good Vibes Only”. What does that really mean, though? What exactly constitutes living a #highvibe lifestyle, and where exactly does this fit within our reimagined, liberated futures? I consider myself to be very spiritual, although not too strongly aligned with any one doctrine. I deeply value my own faith and connection to God (Creator, Oneness, Universe, Source, etc.) and my ancestors. I pray regularly, meditate, honor my spiritual beliefs, and practice as much as possible while giving grace for my human errors. I also consider myself to be a community organizer with a strong commitment to actualizing anti-racist, anti-capitalist, sex-positive, and gender-expansive, liberated futures under a transformative justice framework. With… Read more »