Me: Jasdye of Leftcheek fame.

I’m over 6 ft. tall. I’m an introvert. I teach. I write books occasionally. I can’t spell “occasionally.”

I write about the intersections, the inbetweens, because that’s the space I’m familiar with, being multi-racial and living multi-culturally, among mixed classes and mixed professions and mixed philosophies. I tend to write about the intersections of Evangelical Christianity and race and class and gender and urban (particularly Chicago) living.

 

My daughter and me

4 thoughts on “Me: Jasdye of Leftcheek fame.

  1. I think its very interesting that you fail to consider that many white people are poor. Poverty isn’t about race. The government and radio talk show hosts aren’t just blaming black poor people but all poor people. Take a look around sometime; poverty and poor is among hispanics, white, and black. Whites suffer just as much as blacks when not getting treated for health, not having enough food, and not being able to pay rent. I think it is unfair of you to mention poverty in terms of race. Poverty affects all levels and all countries.

    • Natasha,
      I, myself, come from white working class stock. I don’t ignore the plight of the white poor in the least. But the truth is, a poor white man will – generally speaking (and it must be noted and understood that there are of course massive exceptions to this rule) – be in a better condition that his black, female or LGBTQ counterpart.

      This is what I mean by intersections. Poverty doesn’t know race, but racism, as we mentioned here plays into poverty tremendously. It – as well as sexism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, etc, – also has another insidious feature: that of de-humanizing in perception.

  2. Hello, Jasdye! Mike Morrell asked me to contact you because he really appreciates your blog and thinks you’d be an excellent candidate for his Speakeasy Blogger Network. Do you like to review off-the-beaten path faith, spirituality, and culture books? Speakeasy puts interesting books in your hands at no charge to you. You only get books when you request them, and it’s free to join. Sign up here, if you’d like: http://thespeakeasy.info

  3. Hi Jasdye, I stumbled upon your writings today (first, the one about Walmart customers being made fun of, then your blog) in the midst of reviving my own project about Walmart customers. Your words resonate with me on a deep level, as does some of the life experience you talk about here. Would you be interested in taking a look at some of the artwork on my Walmart blog? The address is http://technicolorcandy.blogspot.com . Lovely to have met you here.
    Sarah

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