I was actually listening to Jazmine Sullivan's album, which influenced me to ask younger folks if it's still a Thing to ask. Which it is. I was surprised that it's still a question to be asked. I've been writing this column for well over year--and writing in general since 1998. I barely have any nerves left.

Aliya S. King

Aliya S. King is an author, freelance writer and editor.

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