Culture Commentary: A Day Without Woman

#ADWAW is a point of privilege. I feel its necessary to go ahead and plop that out right up front. While its intentions are good and wholesome and very kumbaya, it is a point of privilege nonetheless. The woman. The woman who already works more only to be paid less, who uses sick days andContinue reading “Culture Commentary: A Day Without Woman”

Culture Commentary: Oh, You Mad?

Every time a Person of Color (POC) has to swallow yet another blatant injustice, it becomes more and more difficult. The anger and rage continue to fight against one’s individual peace. Even for that one POC in your life that you feel you know very well and you consider a friend; that person you can’tContinue reading “Culture Commentary: Oh, You Mad?”

July 16, 2013

The Verdict has been read. We’ve been angry. We’ve been sad. We’ve been inundated with images of “post-racial” America that really aren’t so pleasing to the eye or the spirit. And perhaps more importantly we’ve been left with the question of “What Now?” And to this question, provided numerous answers – but the most viableContinue reading “July 16, 2013”

Where I’m From

I come from a long line of beautiful women. Although it is true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, my eyes have seen these women and know that they are the epitome. Some of these women I know, others of them I have never met outside of my imagination or in theContinue reading “Where I’m From”

My Life: In Six Songs

Recently, NPR proffered a bit of a challenge: “If you could tell your life story — chronologically, up to now — in six songs, what would they be?” I was intrigued and so, I gave it a shot. This isn’t necessarily a story in the traditional sense but it takes a LOT of thought and creativityContinue reading “My Life: In Six Songs”

Culture Commentary

Ok. So I was really trying to un-see this tweet from last week but the more I tried to not think about it, the more I thought about it. I’m hoping with all my heart that this person {late teens, female, non-POC} was just trying to get a rise or response or just acting outContinue reading “Culture Commentary”

This skin requires Courage, Hope, Love.

Isn’t it always so amazing the things we experience each day, each moment? Today would have been the 123rd birthday of acclaimed author Zora Neale Hurston and of all her wonderful words, I was struck most by this quote from How It Feels To Be Colored Me: “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it doesContinue reading “This skin requires Courage, Hope, Love.”

Leaving On A Jet Plane …

For some reason “Leaving On A Jet Plane” was on my mind this morning when I woke up. And by on my mind I of course mean that continuous loop of music that starts playing in your head and won’t stop. {And in all transparency let me state that the very first song on loopContinue reading “Leaving On A Jet Plane …”