Yes, we do. We just know it’s not supposed to hurt constantly or require us to invest in the growth of someone who can’t do the same for us. In other words...we expect to be loved, too. https://t.co/F9EIASVRRP
U sound hurt lol. Sorry you had to go thru that.
Cognac Papi @BigRuSantana
I respect it
I was trying not to say anything because I rock with everyone involved (well, not that man with the suit vest, lol), but this has been one of the most uncomfortable things I have ever witnessed on this app. It’s worth thinking about what can/must be learned from it.
Firstly, @DjChubbESwagg didn’t deserve this. Period. But I’ll get back to that.
I adore Timothy, I admire her work and I’ve seen her make space for Black folk, de-center herself, etc. I worked w her on coverage when I was an editor and she was a great help to us. And not on the “she got my name on a list” way folks are suggesting abt “Blue Checks.”
Never shared this publicly but after I’d went to Ferguson the first few times on behalf of Ebony, the founder of Mic—whom I’d never corresponded with—emailed me to ask if I’d share my contacts there with the reporter he was sending.
I was there by myself using my phone to capture what I could. He had a budget and resources. But he wanted me to violate the trust of my sources for a stranger (him; the reporter, whom I know a little better now, wouldn’t have done that.) This guy got millions to start a site.
He was under 30. Got millions to start that site and got millions again, and now again. He didn’t have to achieve much to get that first round. That exchange was one of the first signs for me that I had to get out of digital media eventually.