Tokenism. One of those things the Black community doesn’t talk about nearly enough, tokenism is what happens when someone’s in a group where everyone else is completely unlike them. Much of my life had me as the token Black guy, navigating spaces unfamiliar to me again and again as I defined […]
Casey E. Palmer
Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.
When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.
Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!
“Why’s your skin so dark?” — an eight-year-old boy from small town Ontario at the Canadian National Comic Book Exposition, 2003. When a little White boy asked me why my skin was so dark at my comic con table, I wasn’t ready for it at all. As a […]
When I started this project, it had a straightforward premise—to let Black Canadians share their stories, seldom seen in our history books. And that worked at first—interviewing my fellow creators and weaving our stories together into something everyone could understand—but what I didn’t realise was how much I’d learn from […]
Angry White Person: “Why isn’t there a White History Month???” Me: “Because that’s ‘history class’.” If you ask those who believe we live in a post-racial world, things look a little like this: Racism is over. Everyone’s equal. We know the evils that men do and teach our children not […]
“When we talk about black maybe We talk about situations Of people of color and because you are that color You endure obstacles and opposition And not all the time from… from other nationalities Sometimes it come from your own kind Or maybe even your own mind You […]
January 29, 2020—we’re almost a month into the new year; I wouldn’t be surprised if people thought that I quit 😂 But no, as usual, it’s quite the opposite—I’m working hard to reach the point where I don’t have to work this hard at all. …let me explain. […]
“Reality tells you what you can’t do.” — Rick Rubin on HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted, Season 2, Episode 4 It’s the end of a decade, and I can’t help but reflect on where I am now versus where I was back in December 2009. This entire decade, pretty much, has been the balancing […]
Okay—before we get into the 14th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, I’d like to go on the record with this: Rattlesnakes may quite possibly be the best movie you’ll watch in 2019. Hands down. It’s the kind of movie one can’t quite do justice unless it’s seen—to talk about the synopsis alone […]
The Life and Times of Casey Palmer—The State of the #BloggerLife, August 2019—Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts
“I’m not even trying to win—I just want to get by without struggling too much.” — VV As the great Marie Kondo put it, if something doesn’t bring you joy, then you shouldn’t keep it in your life… and I think that’s how I’m finally feeling about blogging. Now. I’m not […]
Today I’m thirty-six. I’m thirty-six, and I blog in a world that doesn’t read blogs anymore. And who can blame it? The written word only does so well at telling a story, with podcasts, videos and photos doing a far better job of filling the details between the lines than we […]