How does the embrace of feminism, by Black people (women especially), intersect with Black masculinity? Special guest Omar Woodard joined me for a frank, lively discussion about the need for Black men to support feminism and for our communities to deconstruct toxic notions of masculinity. We also discuss poverty and domestic violence, as well as […]
Archive for the ‘feminism’ Category
Weekly Periscope chat on the popular hashtag #MasculinitySoFragile and the ways in which violence against women is rooted in toxic notions of masculinity.
I met with one of my staff yesterday for supervision and we had a brief discussion about a workgroup I’m leading that examines the agency’s anti-sexual harassment policies. The workgroup is focusing specifically on interactions between program participants and staff (I am a social worker), and identifying ways in which we can support staff and […]
This week’s chat was a mixed bag. We discussed divorce, same sex marriage, trans rights, Stonewall movie, erasure of certain POC in liberation movements and narratives, body image and fat-shaming, and the 2015 Women’s Freedom Conference. There were a few trolls, but I was trying to catch them. *warning: explicit language used throughout the entire […]
I have been blogging consistently since 2004 and I began getting paid for my written words in 2012. Though I have published a novel, have appeared in anthologies and journals, and speak publicly, most of my content appears online. My work has been featured in the digital spaces of publications like TIME, EBONY, Salon, Washington Post, BlogHer, and […]