Hi. I’m Sameer Vasta, a snail-mail boy living in an email world. I'm an over-user of the discretionary comma.

I pass my time reading my never-ending stack of library books, writing letters to penpals, and exploring the urban landscape on foot.

If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to send me an email or find me on Twitter.

Recent Posts

  • Unearned redemption outside Ebbing, Missouri Mar 18
    It does not matter how entertaining a film may be when at the end, it reduces people of color to props upon which white characters “find themselves.”
  • A short drive away from the Lakes Mar 18
    I was never really aware of the Great Lakes when we lived steps away from Lake Ontario, in Toronto, but I have never been more conscious of the role of the Lakes in our province’s ecosystem than I am now that we live in southwestern Ontario.
  • I am just so tired Mar 16
    Next week, perhaps I won’t be so gosh darn tired. Until then, forgive me for sleepwalking through the day.
  • Without imperfection, you or I would not exist Mar 14
    Stephen Hawking may have changed the world with his science, but he changed my life by helping me find my voice to challenge the system and speak the truth.
  • Not easy to answer Mar 06
    What can I learn from the experiences I have had, the privilege I have been given, over and over again, while my Black friends have been systemically denied those same opportunities?
  • If it is broke, fix it Mar 02
    Electoral reform says something to systemically marginalized communities across the country: we know the system isn’t good for you right now, and we’re not going to turn a blind eye to that anymore.
  • Staring at the cosmic canvas Mar 02
    I’m lucky to live in a part of town where I can see stars every night from our window.
  • A reading list for February Feb 28
    Every day during the month of February, I shared a book recommendation on Twitter in recognition and celebration of Black History Month.
  • “Bury me in the ocean, with my ancestors that jumped from the ships, because they knew death was better than bondage.” Feb 25
    Unsurprisingly, I’ve been doing a ton of reading about Black Panther and Wakanda recently, and I wanted share some of the best things I’ve read on the subject so far.
  • Tomorrow feels like a day of quiet Feb 22
    Tomorrow, I will reflect on what it means to be thirty-six years old, and think about what I’d like my next thirty-six to look like.

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