The Black Social Media Paradox

Acadia National Park

For a long time I have been trying to parse out what happened with me and social media, but as soon as I realized I was addicted to it I had to quit for a second and step back. The results of this were stunning, not just as a writer, intellectual, and journalist, but as a Black woman, creative and entrepreneur.

In 2008, I was a newspaper journalist and library school student at the University of Texas Austin…