Human Parts
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Human Parts

This Is Us

Just Human

Black stories are most rewarded when they center blackness — which, in a certain sense, is to center whiteness

Black and white photo of the author and her son posing on a street.
The author and her son

It is a cool autumn morning and I am perched on my couch, a coffee cup nearby, a few pages into Claudia Rankine’s newest book, Just Us: An American Conversation. My 14-year-old son saunters in and asks what I am reading…

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Herina Ayot

Herina Ayot

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Mother. Woman. Human. Herina writes about the difficult places. She holds an MFA from NYU and is a lifelong learner. Follow her at @herinaayot