things tend to come full circle.
star fox and i were obsessed with “hiding in hip hop” when it dropped.
it was written by terrance dean and came out in 2008.
the book was about a gay male who told his tales about black dl hollywood.
he dropped hints about who was dl but never revealed names.
it’s very similar to how i operate on the foxhole tbh.
a short time after i read it,
i was connected to terrance and we spoke on the phone.
i told him that i was fascinated by his life and his journey.
i was also super ready to jump head first into black dl hollywood.
it made me want to write.
it inspired me to blog about a life i didn’t think existed.
i’ll be transparent but the foxhole was inspired tremendously by his book.
on star fox’s birthday yesterday,
a foxholer sent me some devastating news…
Terrance Dean — a beloved Denison University professor, the Columbus Museum of Art’s first Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Scholar-in-Residence, and editorial board member for The Columbus Dispatch — died this week at the age of 53.
Details are still unclear as to how or when exactly Dean died. Denison officials said Dean had recently felt unwell and briefly spent time at a local hospital. Columbus police performed a wellness check Thursday and found him dead at his Downtown home.
i am blown away.
i hope that terrance didn’t suffer and his transition was peaceful.
i want to thank him for being an inspiration to me.
rest in power terrance dean.
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