I was almost 40 and I was sure my life was perfectly full. We had gotten well past our first year as a married couple (even though we'd spent near six years prior "playing house"). Our eldest children, now teens, were more than capable of managing themselves around the house and our youngest children were … Continue reading Pregnant and Privileged: A Discussion on Racial Disparities in Maternal Care
It has been a rough couple weeks. Yesterday, Asia wrote about recent current events and the emotional turmoil it takes on marginalized people, who are bearing the brunt of the Nation's ignorance and shame. It was well received by most and shared several times over on Facebook, which of course, we love. Although we center … Continue reading Leave a Penny, Take a Penny, Please.
All your faves are problematic. I know this makes it harder to love anyone. I know it makes it harder to support each other. It feels like we are constantly expecting for the other shoe to drop. For the problematic shit to hit the problematic fan. That's the fucked up, problematic world we live in. … Continue reading A Few Thoughts On Call-Out Culture
Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Lao Tzu In the 21st century, in our information age, there is a war against truth and honesty. The truth hurts, it's true, but now we will be punished for speaking it. Our recent bans from Facebook exemplifies … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Honesty
Ida B. Wells was a journalist who bravely stepped forward to shine light on the lynching crimes during Reconstruction. The turning point in her career occurred when she bit a train conductor who attempted to forcibly removed her from a train car because she was Black. Ida immediately filed suit against the rail company and one, … Continue reading Ida B. Wells — Black History Month