Selected Work

April 1, 2019

My Broke, Black, Beautiful Parents

Damon Young on Growing Up with PTBD: Post-Traumatic Brokeness Disorder

Damon Young, LitHub

March 26, 2019

The Last Time I Got Into a Fight

In an excerpt from his new book, What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker, VSB founder and GQ columnist Damon Young reflects on the last time he got into a physical altercation, and the most badass thing he ever said to someone.

Damon Young, GQ

August 20, 2018

Hang Up and Listen: The Last Bruh You Hear Before You Get Hit in the Face Edition

Slate’s sports podcast on NFL trash talk, college-basketball rule changes, and UMBC.

Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Damon Young, Slate

June 9, 2018

I Have Post-Brokeness Stress Disorder

I don’t have Oprah money, but I’m so used to setbacks like overdraft fees that my new financial status is surreal.

Damon Young, New York Times