#dianaross #michaeljackson #rihanna #nicolefleetwood #margojefferson #stylemafia #fenty


Lectured on Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Rihanna in my race, sex and iconicity class today wearing @stylemafia and a turban @yogi_in_academia got me from Dubai in many colors. Perfect outfit for the occasion, especially with @fenty confetti. I loved my students’ presentations on @nifleetwood and lecturing on Margo Jefferson too! @sfstatelca

Come to CHURCH! @crowdedfiretheater @potrerostage in #sanfrancisco to experience @youngjeanleetheaterco’s play


with @thecelinearchive crew to celebrate our filmmaking work together! Thank you to actors @lawrenceredecker @nkechiemewura @jordanmariadon with amazing direction by Mina Morita and choreography by Mark Allan Davis of @sfstatelca and the dinner at @Mochica was delicious. Good night! Go see the powerful play! Our whole crew loved it and loved being together for such a wonderful night in the city!

#notquitenotwhite in #sanfrancisco


How naming whiteness creates discomfort beyond the safety of mimicry…so much to think and act on through the work of Sharmila Sen! Buy the book NOT QUITE NOT WHITE from my friend of 34 years–and Debate Team Co-Captain in high school in Cambridge, Mass! We never talked about race and gender then and we live the rest of our decades since, analyzing these dynamics in our work.

Finishing my book with a photo by my B


My older son made this insanely great photo of me–created this image–took this picture! He turned off all the lights then shot.

In this moment, I just finished for the third time the Intro to my next book. I am beginning the third pass before submitting it in December to #OxfordUP!

So special to work with my older son every night! So fun, it’s my absolute total favorite every weeknight thing.

The Rider


Taught Chloe Zhao’s THE RIDER in my large lecture Intro to Cinema course today. It is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen which is shocking because there is no sex! It is that good. It has deep intimacy among family, friends and community and with animals. The representation of disability is unlike I’ve ever experienced. @therider @chloezhao

Teaching in local fashion


Wearing local SF fashion while lecturing on the power of fashion today! Peter Papas’ #BladeandBlue cardigan over #Betabrand yoga pants for work. Do they look like yoga pants tho?

Because I also taught the brilliant Daphne Brooks on Mary J. Blige, I wore my new hat as we discussed the Shelter in the Storm performance. So moving!

Shoes by Aquazurra! Didn’t want to take them off all day and night.