Writing about Black Panther and googling it while trying to avoid spoilers is like boxing yourself. But learning about Wakanda’s king still got me hyped.
A lot of themes came out of writing this Black Panther post for Tokyo Weekender. The movie is a treasure trove of symbolism and possibility. Here, the cultural and social impact of this film is epic.
For kids like my four-year-old daughter and parents like me who worry about their child’s mental health and safety, Black Panther is a counter image to the use of blackface on Japanese TV.
The film premieres in Japan, March 1. Read the article here.
I also got an article and essay coming out soon. To not announce them is burning a hole in my skull, but I’ll wait.