Archive for the ‘Health and Well-Being’ Category

I’ve Been Writing About This For 10 Years…

Trigger Warning: This post is about my experiences with Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault   I began blogging, for real, in 2004. Back then, I’d gotten over the BlackPlanet/MySpace hump and decided to commit my thoughts to “paper”. I’d become connected with several people online who were also writers– well, “bloggers”. It was still […]

Race & Motherhood on @thefrisky

I was invited to weigh in on the recent arrest of Debra Harrell, a Black mother who left her daughter in a park a few hundred feet away from where she worked. This arrest sparked a lot of discussion about Black motherhood, racist approaches to demonizing certain mothers, and how we need to do more […]

Don’t Believe The Absentee Hype– A Photo Project

Black men are often vilified as being perpetually absent in their children’s lives. People use statistics about Black children being born out-of-wedlock and/or being raised in homes with only one parent living there (usually the mother) to suggest that Black men are, by default, absent fathers. This is a narrative we need to change because […]

Don’t Bring The Past Into Your Future

“The truth is, I don’t know how to deal with you being depressed and I don’t think I can handle it…” My ex-husband said those words to me after I’d finally gathered up the courage to open up to him about what I was experiencing and how it was affecting me and our marriage. I’d […]

Nappy Hair– My Secret Weapon Against #StreetHarassment

I live in New York City, the place where I was born and raised and where I first experienced “Street Harassment” (SH). I’ve touched upon it SH briefly on this blog and I often tweet about it. It’s been one of those things that has plagued me for over two decades and only recently have […]

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