with Marwa Helal
The last thing that made you smile
DJ Khaled talking to his baby lion, DJ Khaled rockin out with his baby lion, and, see also, this kind of kind wildness: leopard and baboon.
I have been called Animal. I was the new kid. Always the new kid. This was the suburbs. Ohio. Sixth grade. At least once a day I think about the things—I will not call them names—people call other people. And I wonder how. What do you have to be? Not who do you have to be. But WHAT do you have to be, to call another person anything other than their name, or something loving, something beautiful? To call is to become.
The last thing you wrote
the hipsters are going to those cushy jobs they hate in manhattan and i am going in the opposite direction to unteach poverty to teach scholarship (get money)
Followed by a tedious to do list with the following categories: FINISH; REPLY; APPLY; SUBMIT. There are also some song lyrics scribbled on the side.
Your favourite city
Cairo, Egypt. It taught me everything.
What you’d place in a time capsule
A print of an iPhone 6s featuring a picture of Nefertiti on its screen in a polaroid on papyrus signed with a lionface emoji and the number 42; a small packet of Bustelo; eyeliner; a lunar calendar; a pair of socks; strawberry seeds; and Neruda’s Book of Questions.