"But how? said my cousin."
January 7, 2018 9:47 AM Subscribe
"The Space Between Us and the Ground Below Us, or: Why I Traveled to Japan", by Bryan Washington in Catapult. Washington is a gay black man who grew up in Texas and spent summers with family in Florida, studied Japanese in school, wrote to a pen pal in Japan, and planned to visit him. That plan never happened, but in 2017, Washington went anyway. This article describes the trip, his adolescent ambitions, and dealing with homophobia and racism.