Today feels like one of the bad days. But as your mother always told you, silver linings hang out in the strangest of places. The brilliant Tressie McMillan Cottom, Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, whose most recent book Thick was shortlisted for the National Book Award in nonfiction, has been watching Love is Blind. And she’s been tweeting about it.
I decided I needed something real and grounding, unlike the news cycle. So we are settling in to see what this #LoveIsBlind is all about. Some good nice moral wholesome television.
— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) March 4, 2020
If you, like me, watched this bonkers, terrible, and (unfortunately) captivating show by yourself, you too may really need some discourse around it that your friends and family just cannot offer. This, for instance, is the best way I’ve ever seen to describe how watching this show feels:
Tall said he isn’t watching the show; he is too busy watching me watch the show. I’m like pic.twitter.com/ybK0Quq3vO
— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) March 5, 2020
Anyway, I hope she keeps watching, and keeps tweeting. Until then, follow along at your leisure.