Sign in

Casira Copes

Thanks for stopping by. In case you didn’t read my little tagline, I’m a bisexual Black feminist who writes about things mostly related to that. I write for a couple of publications and am the Editor-in-Chief of BLK INK. …


Photo by Darcy Delia from Pexels

I recently saw comedian and 2 Dope Queens co-creator Phoebe Robinson do a live set in which she joked about being bad at sex. Just straight up honesty about how she’s a little bit lazy and likes missionary. It was funny, but also gave me the flooring realization that I’d…


Screenshot from Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ series

Netflix’s latest bloody Korean drama has taken over the internet in recent weeks to quickly become one its most successful shows to date. …


Cover redesign of ‘Feminist Theory: From margin to center’ by bell hooks | ©Casira Copes

When I was young, my mother always told me that she was building me a Black library. I remember old books on a shelf in our home down south with the lives and legacies of figures like MLK Jr. and Malcolm X. …


Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

When I was younger, I used to binge-watch shows with a friend. We went through a lot of series together and rarely did I encounter black female characters, let alone queer black female characters who were any darker than a brown paper bag. …


Photo by Katie Rainbow 🏳️‍🌈 from Pexels

There is something uniquely disorienting about being abroad while your country experiences a national tragedy. In the summer of 2016, while my fellow Americans witnessed a deadly hostage situation play out, I was enjoying my first European excursion.

On June 12, I was in Genoa, Italy. That day in particular…


Photo by Christ Geremie Darly’s Oyembo from Pexels

I got my Bachelor’s degree in 2017. I couldn’t get a job, but that’s a story I’m sure you’ve heard before. The recent college grad, saddled with student loan debt and facing dismal employment prospects. I’ll spare you the boringly familiar details of my post-school journey.

I joined a nonprofit…


Photo by Liza Summer from Pexels

My mother is going to die, and she’s not going to want me to save her.

That’s my fear, anyway.

As a kid, my mother seemed immortal. She was a genius and a doctor and a guardian angel all at once. She had the solution for every scraped knee, sore…


Photo by RODNAE Productions from Pexels

“So, are you going to date?”

I blinked. Date? The tiny research assistant inside my brain began shuffling through the dusty note-cards of my unused vocabulary. “Date.” What is that? The shriveled fruit? The carbon-based archaeology technique?

“No pressure. It’s just that you came out a month ago and haven’t…


Photo by Andy Barbour from Pexels

The first job training I ever had took place in my great-grandmother’s living room. I was 8-years-old.

Crocheting blankets for newborn babies has been a tradition in my family long before I came along. I was brought home from the hospital swaddled in pastel stitchwork of Grannie’s own creation. …

Casira Copes

Bisexual Black Feminist | BLK INK Editor-in-Chief | casiracopes.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store