journey

What?! Wednesdays – Depression and Me by Shara D. Taylor

I met Shara back in 2006 when I worked as the Senior Museum Educator at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. She was one of our trusted docents who was beginning her graduate studies at UPENN.  Rocking her regal Afro and a big, beautiful smile, she would enlighten visitors with her knowledge and passion for African… Continue reading What?! Wednesdays – Depression and Me by Shara D. Taylor

motherhood

[MyBrownBaby] Start With the Heart: How To Teach Children To Do the Right Thing

  Seems like lately, in my MyBrownBaby Faith and Motherhood column, I’ve been talking a lot about issues related to my daughter’s behavior. Everything from sneakiness to her being extra-friendly to strangers. Specifically, I’ve been writing about how I interpret the things she says and does and how her actions often shine a light on… Continue reading [MyBrownBaby] Start With the Heart: How To Teach Children To Do the Right Thing

truth

THE UNNECESSARY LOVE TRIANGLE: The wonderful risk in telling the truth

I was 22 years old and the guy I liked (Dude) wanted to date my friend (Homegirl). No, this isn’t the beginning of a new novel. It’s actually the beginning of a reflection on my personal journey when it comes to relationships and specifically, what it means to be true to yourself in them. Recently… Continue reading THE UNNECESSARY LOVE TRIANGLE: The wonderful risk in telling the truth

motherhood

[MyBrownBaby] Lean In and Have It All—Finding Work/Life Balance, YOUR Way

My mind was blown. I was sitting at my computer watching some random Ted Talk when Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, asked the men in the audience this: “How many of you have ever been asked ‘How do you do it all?’” Not one man raised his hand. She went on to point… Continue reading [MyBrownBaby] Lean In and Have It All—Finding Work/Life Balance, YOUR Way