Healing Powers of Breastmilk: Thoughts Post-Weaning

I stopped nursing in January and I feel clueless as a mother as a result. It didn’t happen overnight… It stopped being our go-to solution over time, little by little. I was both happy and sad with each milestone that took us further away from nursing. I was totally touched out and nursing him had … Continue reading Healing Powers of Breastmilk: Thoughts Post-Weaning

New Heirs to the Throne: Reflections of Postpartum Beyoncé

They are here, officially, and fabulous. And so is their mother. In the middle of the night (for us East Coast folk), Beyoncé hopped onto Instagram to make her first announcement of the arrival of her divine progeny to celebrate their first month of life. By the time I woke up, over six million people … Continue reading New Heirs to the Throne: Reflections of Postpartum Beyoncé

Brown Girls, Self Care, and Total Well-being

Let's cut all the bullshit from the narrative that has become "self care." Self care, as it's currently being sold, is a buzz word heard so often, from capitalists marketing, "an experience," that it has lost almost all its meaning in the practical world. In our podcast, A and I briefly discuss, "the face of … Continue reading Brown Girls, Self Care, and Total Well-being

Jenina’s Self Care Checklist

A "self care checklist" looks different for each of us. This is because women of color, depending on how her identities intersect, face unique challenges in the world. Sikivu Hutchinson, author and educator, tells us, "Black women experience intimate partner and domestic violence at a rate of 35% higher than do white women." The mental, emotional, physical, … Continue reading Jenina’s Self Care Checklist