I had the most edifying chat this morning with a writer working on a book about whiteness and country music and y’all really should call me more often to talk about fun smart stuff. All anyone calls me with usually is car warranties and bills.
If you want to talk about:
1. the post job hustle economy
2. Beauty and racial capitalism
3. Race, gender, class and pop culture

AND you’re weird but not weird-weird and don’t mind cussing, hit me up 😂😂
Or, rather, do this tressiemc.com/contact/
Lauren is going to kill me but until symposia are back, this will entertain me.

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22 Jul
In my effort to be a good adult, I finally took one of those retirement webinars your employers is always pushing you to attend. Let me tell you something, this is some WILD content. Have you ever attended a financial-banking type webinar?
Maybe its because I just finished reading "Cultish" but holy moly the lingo, Batman. You get why so many white upper middle class Americans are constantly terrified. A dude with a British accent just casually predicted "world domination" and "peak globalization" finance trends
What, exactly, is a 401k holder supposed to do to *checks notes* respond to peak globalization and world domination conflict??? WUT lol
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21 Jul
Who will be tracking Sandra Oh’s looks in this show? Anybody???
I already like what the curly hair with bangs is communicating
They already cast the “hot guy” right. He is exactly like a guy who is only hot in the academia context where we are both desperate and deeply removed from reality.
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20 Jul
Sure, I’m an only child and that may matter to context but I still cannot believe no one shows up to congratulate you when you have WORKED ALL DAY.
I overcame inertia, self-interest, opportunity costs and BIOLOGICAL IMPERATIVES to produce a product for capitalism and the least a mofo could do is say thank you with a fucking cake.
My actual reward is EXERCISE that I do for MYSELF and if you ever sit and really think about it, this is all bullshit.
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20 Jul
This x 1000. Part of the challenge is how young some people are when they start gunning for academia. We shouldn’t expect any 22 year old to have the kind of clarity you need to make these kind of distinctions, but non-trad students have to make them to survive it.
I absolutely would have made far more disastrous choices and trade-offs had I entered grad school at 23 years old, like I was “supposed” to. Absolutely.
At 29, you couldn’t lie to me about who I was. And you couldn’t get me to accept that you were always right. And you couldn’t convince me not to trust my own sense-knowing.
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20 Jul
I don’t need the location to know that wherever this is, is exactly where I am from. I understand everything happening here. 😂
A white dude called Bear in a vintage rock t-shirt singing country soul because a Black woman in the c-store where he spends approximately $28 on chips told him to as a Black dude hypes him up like Flavor Flav? Absolutely. I’m home.
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No human eyes are actually equipped to watch a 70 minute Hype Williams music video pretending to be a film.
Writing? What writing. It’s just six Five Percenters and a string of random sexism talking about a deal down south. Wut.
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