Walk into Shakora Wood’s apartment and you’ll notice something strange: light.
Light may not be an abnormality in most of the country, but here in Brooklyn, light is a rare gem, a distant real estate dream. It covers everything in Shakora’s apartment—from her perfectly set table, complete with four table settings, to the cat, napping on the apartment floor, to her two kids, grooving along to their karaoke machine.
Zodiac-shaming — the practice of treating someone differently and punitively because of their astrological sign — isn’t a total joke. You never know when someone will judge you for your cosmic family tree.
When Jessica N. first signed ont Tumblr, he had no idea who he was. Sure, he knew some of the things he liked — Dr. Who, introversion — but at the time he didn’t have the vocabulary to describe himself. He was young and lived in a small city.