Brown Girls are born into the world expected to give care. In some cases we are taught to mother before we are ever mothered ourselves. Sometimes we mother ourselves. Strong Brown Girls are seen as warriors before they are seen as human, before we walk or talk, we are fierce, pretty things. We are pushed …
I don’t downplay what she’s been through
That trip to the arena
Friends murdered right in front of her
Their blood spilled
No one asked for this.
But I’ll tell you
I’ve been in my own arena
Created by the Gamemakers
Crafted to be unwinable
Every single day I
Had babies in this arena and
Hold tight to them
One tied to my back
The other periodically begging me
Mommy, you’re hurting my hand. I
Only mean to hold him close and
Make sure he can’t slip away.
As we maneuver this landscape
Full of traps and spies
Ears planted, listening
And camera’s eyes.
What the fuck are we even fighting
When only one is meant to win this game
And that one
Is not me.
Your Katniss has arrived.
Not from District 12, but your girl is here.
She did not ask for the…
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*Contains Black Panther spoilers* My women Are glue Are courage Are fire. I get shit done. I start the uncomfortable conversations. I help move heavy things. I cook the food, rally troops and make a way. I make the plans, coordinate calendars, check in on folk and make sure that people are okay. I am …
We are very excited to be introducing something new for our fans and followers... The Brown Girls have been thinking about self care and the wisdom of remaining buttered and unbothered in 2018. All the negative tension in life can weigh on us. For Brown girls and non-men, especially, the world is a scary …
Brown Girls Out Loud: The Sisters in the Storm are on a mission. They want to gift a showing of A Wrinkle in Time to as many Black non-boys as possible. Representation matters and the opportunity to see ourselves reflected on the big screen screen is an invaluable but fortunately, very loving and easy gift …
A simple guide to ending the cycle of harm and making amends.
Happy 1st anniversary to us! It had been such an honor to work with with Jenina this past year. It has been an honor to explore the world with her, parts of myself and to share awesomely beautiful, fun and emotionally raw things with you. Its been great to do giveaways to get goodies to …