But I’m also skeptical of a certain kind of skepticism — a fatalistic, apocalyptic, complainalism — that merely points out all that is wrong with humanity without every considering what can be done to improve our condition.
I was surrounded by women who, though mostly younger, we’re clearly more intelligent than I, better read, better writers. I’ve never felt so much like an outsider in my life. “It’s something everyone should experience at least once,” the writer Yewande Omotoso told me. I agreed, of course. And I do agree.