There's No Time To Explain #12: B Sharp
I have a conversation with Brittney Ritter aka B Sharp, a familiar face in the Ventura Karaoke scene and organizer of the Sans Souci Book Club. Brittney is a double English and History major at California State University Channel Islands, a person after my own heart, and she shares how her introverted childhood and obsession with reading literature lead her to Hip Hop and writing poetry. Locals might be familiar with B as the unassuming girl who explodes with passion and rapid fire lyrics when she gets behind the microphone and her favorite track is playing. We talk about bearing the burden of caring for her family at a young age and how that shaped her relationship to nightlife and (not) drinking. We talk about how people abuse the person who answers the phone for pizza delivery and where to find secret access to the rooftops of Downtown Ventura. We cover B's results on the Briggs-Myers Personality Test (and mine too) and discuss how being an introvert affects art and creativity. We wonder aloud if literature and the study of English has any use anymore and mention the dire situation of one of Ventura's long standing book sellers. B Sharp sings Handlebars by the FloBots. I rant about the new Harriet Tubman $20 bill, the lower life expectancy of white women and the higher life expectancy of black men in America and the War on Christmas and suggest White Privilege is the common thread between all those stories.