“I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” -Matthew 17:20b, NLT All paths come with obstacles. All roads will eventually lead through roadblocks and tollbooths, construction and detours.… Continue reading Of Mountains and FlagPoles: The Courage to Scale and Risk it All
Check this scene: K: *ties a blue towel around her neck and flips her ponytail over her shoulder* Look Mommy! I’m Elsa. Mommy: Ummm no. You’re K. K: *looks at me like I’m dumb* But I want to be Elsa! Mommy: Why, K? K: Because Elsa has pretty hair and dresses. Mommy: Well you have… Continue reading No Elsas (or Rachels) Here: Teaching My Daughter to “Identify” as Her Own Beautiful Self
Yes, I meant that. No, the title was not a mistake. I’m really asking. Church, where in all. this. hell. are you? Because when Black bodies that look scarily similar to my child’s, my husband’s, and mine are regularly burned and broken, it feels like a raging, unholy hell to me. So let’s not mince… Continue reading #Charleston. #Baltimore. #Ferguson. Hey Church! Where in the HELL are YOU?
By Shara D. Taylor I hated middle school. Most of my teachers hated me. Let me count the ways. I was called a disgrace to my race by a music teacher. I was told I’d become a drug-dealing jailbird by another music teacher. That lady was a former narcotics agent who probably shouldn’t have had… Continue reading #DontforgetMcKinney – The Not-So-Special Case of a Black Girl in Suburbia (Guest Post)