This blog is a collection of personal and socio-political contemplations orbiting around Blackness, poetry, art, radical politics, social critiques, music, queerness, and the manifestations of all these in everyday life. The name ‘3rd Shelf’ is a shout-out to the space on my bookshelf that contains some of my most beloved and transformative books. The goal of this blog is to create a digital “3rd shelf” for myself and others in order to keep what’s most important to us in our line of vision. Your interaction is welcome here. Thanks for reading!