Published in


On Seeing My Grandpa Strike a Pose at the Beach

Snapshots of my Black history

The author with her grandpa. Photos courtesy of the author

What the textbooks never taught me about Black history, growing up, is that it sat beside me on a plastic-wrapped couch most Sundays, watching reruns of Baywatch over microwaved TV dinners. The lectures never acknowledged that the people who were spat on — taunted, threatened, denied basic human rights on the basis of skin color —…

Momentum is a blog that captures and reflects the moment we find ourselves in, one where rampant anti-Black racism is leading to violence, trauma, protest, reflection, sorrow, and more. Momentum doesn’t look away when the news cycle shifts.

Recommended from Medium

Flying Hard to Stand Still

How to Stay Sane While Working at Home

3 Tactics That Help You Get Things Done with Your Remote Employees

Feeling Productive While Working From Home? Many Managers Disagree

Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology, Week of September 23

Relational Ghosts. Limi(ted)nal Possibilities

Free Will Astrology

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Stephanie Georgopulos

Stephanie Georgopulos

former editor-in-chief of human parts. west coast good witch. student of people. get in touch:

More from Medium

Rachel Griffiths Discusses Just What Kind of Evil Gretchen Really Is

Rachel Griffiths as Gretchen Klein in The Wilds

History, Comics, and the Civil Rights Movement

Watching Doctor Who: Series Twenty Three

California Love: Race and Romance, an interview with Margo Hendricks