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
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
Every other day I hear folks talking about the importance of being present. There are hundreds of mindfulness books written and published including the one I’m currently reading called the The Mindfulness Habit. The author hit me over the head with this: “We create our own stress when we time travel.” She goes on to… Continue reading Why We Choose Distraction (Short answer: We prefer our skin intact)