Dear Celebrities: The #BlackLivesMatter Movement Needs More of You to Step Up

For over a week now, I have been working on an essay that began as a harsh critique of celebrities’ lack of involvement in the #BlackLivesMatter and #ICantBreathe protests. The silence has been deafening. But in that time, a trickle of A-listers have started to emerge, like Jay Z and Beyoncé, Chris Rock, Dave Chappell, Samuel …

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People Say That I’m a Dreamer: My Journey to a Protest

So I really wanted to go to DC or NYC for one of the marches for justice that were happening across the country this past weekend--had actually planned to go to DC all week long--but the kid was sick (fever, snot and such) and in a battle between my mommy-self and my activist-self, mommy usually …

From Rage to Rest and Back Again: The Importance of Self Care in the Face of Injustice

  Here’s my truth: I don’t do tragedy very well. Not my own and definitely not the calamities of others. There’s something about heartbreak and injustice, death and destruction that breaks my heart over and over and over again. As somewhat of a depressive, these kinds of events can send me to the extremes of …