Posts Tagged: jazmine hughes

A Conversation Amongst Me, Taylor Swift, and Langston Hughes, About Being 22

Editor's note: You might want to read Theme for English B and listen to 22 before continuing but you still might not get it.

Me: Hi guys, thanks for coming. I have gathered you here today because you both have produced notable works about what your life was like when you were 22 years old. I’m 22 now and I have yet to produce anything notable or work-related. Do you have any advice?

Langston Hughes, eloquently: Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you—Then, it will be true.

Me: I am not sure I could write a whole page. A [...]


Are You a Grown Woman? An Informal Survey

Here’s the only formal announcement I’ll make: my boyfriend and I are getting a domestic partnership. There’s no milestone we’ve reached, no prying relative we want to spurn by only getting a “sort of” union. There is only the question of his health insurance, which is running out.

I’m still trying to decide whether this is a big deal or not, for our relationship and for myself. He kept stressing that we didn’t have to if I didn’t want to. I was hesitant, but realized: a person I care about has a problem, and I could provide the solution. We were thinking about doing it anyway. I bucked up, kneeled [...]


Please Welcome Jazmine Hughes, The Hairpin's New Contributing Editor

Hey young world: I’m Jazmine, your new contributing editor. I’m a Scorpio, an ESTJ, and a Liz Lemon specifically in the scene where she shuts down someone trying to give out food recommendations over hers, but otherwise probably more of a Frank, if we’re being honest.

Perhaps you know me if you’ve read about Grown Women or Seinfeld avoidance on this particular hair accessory review site, black parenting and interracial dating for Gawker and Jezebel, a bunch of things at The Billfold that I only [...]


George Is the One With the Glasses: My Seinfeld Capitulation

My roommates and I make up a foursome, which means we can do the “which TV show character are you?” thing a lot. We are not dissimilar, but we are each able to easily slide into a certain type, especially when relative to each other: the nerd, the snob, the diva, the baby; the talent, the management, the executive, and the help; the brains, the looks, the muscle, and the wildcard. (We are all the useless chick.)

We’ve hammered ourselves into almost every popular main cast: Sex and the City, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, GIRLS. The only rule is to dutifully accept whatever roles we are cast; we vote [...]