Ppl might ask “why do a James Baldwin piece?” To which I would respond “Why the f*** wouldn’t I do a James Baldwin piece?!!” His quote linking conscious to rage perfectly describes my transition from being a teen into adulthood. His ability to draw blood and tears w/ a pen was a gift and a science. More than anything, his angle was fearless and vulnerably human at the same time. His perspective was crisp like the edge of a fresh razor and he would not hesitate to cut deep….a sentiment I can identify w/ totally. For those reasons, he got a piece for his peace.