Charlie

  • 27 & A Little Bit More Me

    27 & A Little Bit More Me

    I woke up this morning and realized…I’m 27. I, Charlie Amáyá Scott, am 27 years old. It feels so…I’m not sure how to adequately describe it. Surreal? Unreal? Surprise? Sad? Joyous? All these feelings and yet so much more and less at the same time. 27 just feels like an age that does not necessarily…

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  • Two Years: Unsure of What to Say

    Content Warning: Sexual Assault / Rape. For those who have not read Perfect Moment(s) or It’s Been a Year, I was raped about two years ago, the night of December 4, 2019 or the early morning of December 5, 2020. It’s been two years since the night of my assault. I am not entirely sure of…

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  • In My Dreams (2021)

    Context: I wrote this poem several years ago, and have updated it for a summer pedagogy fellowship. I thought I would share the poem here, yet, you can find the audio version here – along with an explanation of the project. The taste of soap lingers in my mouth, all because I spoke my language.…

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  • You Know Who You Are: My 26th Birthday

    “You know who you are. Don’t let them take that away from you” That is a quote from my mother after I told her about an incident in class where I was misgendered three times by a white woman twice my age. She said those words to me in January, and I have been reflecting…

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  • the red dust (2018)

    Context: I wrote this poem several years ago, and I decided to share it here with other creative work I have hidden in my digital archive. I hope to begin writing again and share the stories I have created.  1583 children run through the cornfields, trampling her younger sisters they play; catching and holding onto…

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  • It’s Been A Year

    Content Warning: Sexual Assault / Rape. For those who have not read Perfect Moment(s), I was raped exactly one year ago, the night of December 4, 2019 or the early morning of December 5, 2020. It’s been a year. 12 months. 52 weeks. 365 days since the night of my assault. I decided to share…

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  • A Short Review: Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

    I had the honor to receive an advanced reader’s copy (ARC) of Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse, a NYTimes Bestseller and a Nebula, Hugo and Locus Award-winning speculative fiction writer and the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (formerly Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. She’s also Black, Indigenous, and a Diné-in-law. Black Sun is a…

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  • My Little Raincloud

    A story about a young Diné transwoman who was abandoned by her family, yet later learns that she is the only one who has the power to bring back the waters.

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  • An Email to My Peers: Black Lives Matter

    Hi, everyone; As you know, across this colonizing nation, Black People are organizing and demanding justice for the murder of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmad Arbery, Tony McDade, and so many others killed by state-sanctioned violence. As individuals with various financial means and access to privileges and power in academia, it is imperative that we…

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  • Perfect Moment(s): My 25th Birthday

    Perfect Moment(s): My 25th Birthday

    Content Warning: Death, Sexual Assault, and Rape. It has been so long since I have written anything here. The last thing I wrote was in December. Three months later and the world feels so much different than my last post. There is a sort of haunting beauty with that revelation as I celebrate my 25th…

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