Archive for the ‘activism’ Category

Gentlemen’s Corner: What Men Need To Know About #StreetHarassment

Gentlemen’s Corner is a series of blog posts by men. I want to give men the opportunity to speak about themselves in relation to how they see us, think about us, feel about us… their wishes, dreams, and hopes for us… and their wants, needs, and desires from us. This is an effort to bridge […]

For Black Women, Enjoying Sex is a Revolutionary Act of Resistance

Last year, I saw the Academy Award-winning movie by director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the mid-19th century. The movie presents the most honest, albeit heartbreaking, portrayals of American slavery that we’ve ever seen on film, and […]

Conjugal Visits: Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong

arlier this month, the state of Mississippi decided to end conjugal visitation for its prisoners; the program budget and the creation of more single parents are the primary reasons. In the United States, only a few states currently allow “conjugal visits,” or visitation designed to allow privacy between spouses for the purposes of fostering intimacy, which may or […]

Chimamanda and Me. Well… Kinda.

Nigerian author of Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (also known for her TED talk which appeared on Beyonce’s song, ***Flawless) appeared on Huffington Post Live and I was asked to submit a question for her to answer. This is a really great segment and she is thoughtful, eloquent, and just stunningly beautiful in her grace. I […]

6th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Columbia University – I’m Speaking!

Hey hey hey folks!!   Just want to update you with some pretty awesome information about some things I’ve got going on. I recently spoke about Bisexuality and Pansexuality in communities of color at Princeton’s University’s IvyQ conference. I had an amazing time and am so honored they invited me to present. It’s great to […]

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