Taylor

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States of America

Hey! I'm Taylor Lamb. I'm a recent alumna of the University of Virginia, with a B.A. in English with a minor in Drama.

Here I have some of my best pieces I've written. I write about entertainment, my blackness, my womanhood, the two of them together (which they always are... look below for more), relationships, and more!

I'm very interested in the idea of writing for social justice/social change, so you'll see a lot of that here.

For inquiries, email me at [email protected]

Portfolio
Argot Magazine
06/08/2018
How An Academic Conference Can Feel Like Home

As a black woman who attends a predominately white institution, I'm pretty used to feeling alienated in my academic spaces. I'm not rich, I'm not white, and neither of my parents attended a four-year institution - those traits alone distance me from many of the students at my school.

Iris: A Magazine About Thinking Young Women
10/19/2016
Blackwoman

Story By: Taylor Lamb Sometimes I feel as though I need to start referring to myself as a "blackwoman," one word, so people will stop trying to separate those two parts of my identity. This is a sentiment that has been heavy on my mind these past few months since news of Nate Parker's old...

Iris: A Magazine About Thinking Young Women
11/16/2016
How Art Can Save the World

Story By: Taylor Lamb If you have read any of my articles before this point, you can probably guess my political views and, subsequently, how I reacted to the results of the recent election. I was hurt, confused, angry, scared... I felt betrayed. I felt as though my country had let me down.

Iris: A Magazine About Thinking Young Women
02/26/2017
The End of #OscarsSoWhite...?

Story By: Taylor Lamb The long-awaited weekend has finally arrived. This Sunday, at 8:30 EST, is the 89th Annual Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars. This is the oh-so-exciting time when actors, directors, screenwriters, and basically everyone in the movie business get recognized (or snubbed) for their hard work.

Iris: A Magazine About Thinking Young Women
10/05/2016
The F Word

Story By: Taylor Lamb I refer to the beginning of my sophomore year of high school as my "Great Awakening." That is when I found Feminism. It changed my whole life. I don't remember much about Pre-Feminist Taylor but I know she was not constantly thinking of the way women are being oppressed, as I...

Iris: A Magazine About Thinking Young Women
04/18/2017
The Black Column: Is Music All We Got?

Story By: Taylor Lamb So, recently for my "Black Power & the Bildungsroman" class, we've started watching Luke Cage. Yes, that is my homework for one of my classes. #Blessed. I won't spoil the show for you (although, if you haven't seen it, I really think that should be your first priority) but I will...

Iris: A Magazine About Thinking Young Women
03/09/2017
THE BLACK COLUMN: Music is All We Got

Story By: Taylor Lamb "...never yet could I find that a black had uttered a thought above the level of plain narration; never seen even an elementary trait of painting or sculpture. In music they are more generally gifted than the whites, with accurate ears for tune and time...

Iris: A Magazine About Thinking Young Women
04/18/2017
The Black Column: Confessions of a Strong Black Woman

Story By: Taylor Lamb I cry a lot. And I mean... a lot. I have a hair trigger on my emotions and it takes very little to set me off. A raised voice, a misfortune, even just the feeling that I have disappointed someone... all of it can trigger the water works.

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