Category: Enslanted

Essays, opinions, editorials, and other longform fun

We Real Cool

I was not aware of it then, but in retrospect I desperately needed an entry into literature that did not insist on the idea of a universal experience.

The Heiress

Ramona is third-generation wealthy, which is a big deal. If your grandparents made so much money that your parents couldn’t even squander it all, then you are truly, truly wealthy.

Party Girl

Eva took a serious liking to me because, as Doretta says, I am a magnet for tragic heiresses and socialites.

Looking for Trouble

There is an invisible censorship in the West, and it’s worse than any censorship anywhere else because people think it doesn’t exist. It’s the censorship that always humanizes white serial killers but turns twelve-year-old black boys into hulking monsters. It’s the censorship that refuses to let Asian people be happy being Asian.

Rich Boys

I took the coward’s way out and pretended that I had diarrhea and hung out in the women’s bathroom talking to the attendant there until my boyfriend texted me in desperation.