Home / Comprehensive / From The Sunday Read Archives: ‘My Mustache, My Self’

From The Sunday Read Archives: ‘My Mustache, My Self’

During months of pandemic isolation, Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The New York Times, decided to grow a mustache.

The reviews were mixed and predictable. He heard it described as “porny” and “creepy,” as well as “rugged” and “extra gay.”

It was a comment on a group call, however, that gave him pause. Someone noted that his mustache made him look like a lawyer for the N.A.A.C.P.’s legal defense fund.

“It was said as a winking correction and an earnest clarification — Y’all, this is what it is,” Wesley said. “The call moved on, but I didn’t. That is what it is: one of the sweetest, truest things anybody had said about me in a long time.”

On today’s episode of The Sunday Read, Wesley Morris’s story about Blackness and the symbolic power of the mustache.

This story was written by Wesley Morris and recorded by Audm. To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android.

About Team Work

Check Also

How to (Maybe) Survive a Nuclear Missile Attack

Read more… Powered by WPeMatico

Who’s Online

Visitors online – 46
users – 0
guests – 45
bots – 1
The maximum number of visits was – 2022-06-30
all visitors – 7014
users – 0
guests – 3221
bots – 3793

Login

RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: A valid URL was not provided.
RSS Error: WP HTTP Error: A valid URL was not provided.
DMCA.com Protection Status