The First and 15th, by Tressie McMillan Cottom

The First and 15th, by Tressie McMillan Cottom

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The First and 15th, by Tressie McMillan Cottom

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My promise is a twice monthly . Hence, the title, First And The 15th. Historically, those were the dates that cash transfer payments (or “welfare”) were issued in major cities like New York. That is how the bi-monthly cycle becam…

…e hip-hop lingo for the moments of possibility that punctuate days of precarity and hustle.

The first and the fifteenth are hopeful days, when we stop to assess who we might be if we did not have to pay the bills or fight the good fight. That’s what we do here. Pause. Reflect. Think. Smark. Refuel.

That’s why the newsletter issues only twice a month. Few people can say anything meaningful every day or even every week.

I generally think subscribers are people significantly less likely to murder me and/or bore me to death. Hence, I respond to subscribers! Be my imagined audience and occasional real-life email partner

Additional information

Frequency of publication Daily
Type of pubilcation Independent
Writer(s) Tressie McMillan