About DeAsia Paige
I am a storyteller, music lover, Solange enthusiast, and the biggest LeBron James fan. Okay, that was the fun and easy way to describe me. Here's the thorough and detailed bio:
I am a writer. At an early age, I knew that I wanted write. Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou were key influences in that decision. It was through reading their work that I saw a reflection of myself and knew that this is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. In fact, now I write so much that it has been said (and I agree with this) that I am a better writer than speaker.
Currently pursuing a journalism degree while minoring in African and African-American studies at the University of Kansas, I write about a wide range of topics from the perspective of a 20-year-old college student. Those topics include sex, feminism, pop culture, religion, social issues and sports. My work has been featured in Fansided's Hoops Habit, Spark Sports, The University Daily Kansan, Huffington Post Black Voices, The Nation and the Detroit Free Press.
Attending a PWI is hard, and I often find myself desperately needing a space where I can freely express my opinions without worrying about the white gaze. This blog is the solution to that need. It was created to be my outlet, which tends to be candidly characterized as pro-black female (hence, the tagline). With this blog, I hope to give insight to the issues and injustices directed toward marginalized communities while also giving my two cents about pop culture events.