Jasika Nicole, the actress best-known for playing Astrid on Fringe, is also a very talented artist. She recently tumbld (tumblrd?) this moving, personal piece about identity and the long, harrowing road to self-acceptance, which she gave us permission to repost.

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(Major, major h/t to the homie Sean Campbell at Melanism.com for making this possible.)


Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.

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  • JosephFM

    Holy shit. Right though my heart.

  • http://iamdustdaughter.wordpress.com Didi

    I love the art and the subject matter made my allergies act up. Well-written and whoever did the lettering should be applauded as well.

  • Jaz

    wow… that got me emo.
    and also, bicurious.