I suppose my expectations were higher for her. I low key expected a man to downplay the experience. To imply that it was my fault and to list all the reasons why being in that room, with that person, was enough to warrant the violation that would forever change the trajectory of my life.… Continue reading Misogynist Women Keep Rape Culture Alive
There were tears, of course. Plenty of those. And in moments where memories were shared, there were smiles and laughter. But there were stony faces also. Strong faces. Faces that stood resolute in the face of a horrific reality. As we celebrated the homegoing of my cousin, Vickie Lee Jones, who was murdered October 24th… Continue reading For Black People, Resilience Comes at the Cost of Wellness
Richard Foster in his book, Sanctuary of the Soul says this: “Letting go is not the same as suppression. Suppressing suggests a tamping down. A hiding. Letting go is about an upward release to the Father.” In other words, we got things soooo twisted. What we call letting go is too often just us… Continue reading Seeds, Weeds, and Letting Go(d)
Sometimes it’s hard to see ourselves. Our ability to be resilient, to live, depends on it though.
White women put this man in office. Yes, I know some of you didn’t. But the latter matters less than the former.
Accept the fact that America will never prioritize the voices of women.
I love to garden. It’s my happy place. There’s something grounding about putting my hands in the soil—it can change my whole day for the better. There’s also something that emboldens my faith when I think about the trust it takes for me to put a seed down in April and expect a harvest in… Continue reading Yank it Up by the Root: Why American Christianity [As We Know It] Must Die