On Finding the Freedom to Rage Against Our Fathers

“Growing up, my mother taught us three girls how to read our father’s moods like the weather, how to discern their ever-shifting winds. How to carve out a childhood at the base of an active volcano. How to survive the flash flood that was my father’s temper, rage like water rising fast. He’d yell, he’d berate, he’d snarl. He’d snatch sentences from our mouths before we could finish them and twist them against us. This was at home. This was at school. This was without notice.”

Source: LitHub
Published: Oct 7, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,297 words)

Semi-Fluid States: The Rigid Line of Straightness

In the fourth installment of her series on #Dating_While_Woke, Minda Honey interrogates her sexuality and questions the future of straight-by-default.

Source: Longreads
Published: Aug 24, 2018
Length: 11 minutes (2,750 words)

The Power in Knowing: Black Women, HIV, and the Realities of Safe Sex

In the third installment of Minda Honey’s #Dating_While_Woke series, an invitation to appear in a PSA prompts her to reflect on the responsibilities of safe sex, and her imperfect past.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jun 18, 2018
Length: 11 minutes (2,763 words)

A Farewell to Fuckboys in the Age of Consent Culture

In the second installment of her series on dating while woke, Minda Honey explores the long unraveling of a #MeToo moment in the wake of cultural upheaval.

Source: Longreads
Published: Apr 13, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,980 words)

Politics as a Defense Against Heartbreak

Minda Honey’s first in an original Longreads series on dating as a black woman in these times. Here, she assesses the deliberate choices and external factors affecting her romantic life.

Source: Longreads
Published: Feb 12, 2018
Length: 11 minutes (2,955 words)

Woman of Color in Wide Open Spaces

While visiting national parks to detox from the oppressive whiteness of the MFA experience, Minda Honey is reminded the only places to retreat from whiteness in this country are the spaces women of color hold for each other.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 29, 2017
Length: 11 minutes (2,986 words)