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Lose the Guns and Keep the Privilege: Facing the Issue of White Male Mass Shooters

A recent school shooting had taken place. It alarmed and grieved many of us, who followed another tragedy unfold in the news.  As I walked through the hallways at a predominantly White high school,  the tension pulled at me with each step. I overhead a conversation. Congregated by lockers, a concerned White male student spoke with Read More

My Thoughts After Two Ageist Encounters Within a Month

The United States’ obsession with youth has created a monster where disrespect to olders continues to unfold as a norm. It has bothered me for quite some time. It seems like ageism is not as en vogue as sexism, racism, or homophobia, for riots or marches over the issue have not been a staple in Read More

Yep! They Remembered: When People Bring Up Your Past

Have you ever wanted to do something different, anything from a new hobby to a career change to starting your own business to a new hair color, yet you thought about what your friends and family would think about your past and your choice? Have you ever started rehearsing in your mind what shortcomings people Read More

Why I Stopped Laughing at Black Comedians Who Dress As Black Women

I used to watch and laugh at Black male comedians who would wear dresses to mock Black women. I thought it was just a joke and there was no need to be so serious about everything. My thinking was a complete and ignorant cop-out. I no longer laugh at the social media viral videos of Read More

Beyond the Black Dress: Five Ways to Stop Sexism in Hollywood

When you have millions from the public and your peers applauding your fashion choice, I doubt you need to muster up the courage of a lion to wear a black gown to the Golden Globe Awards as a protest. But, what about the woman living the metaphorical black dress, feeling alone in her fight for Read More

Get Out of Your Own Way: Avoiding Turnpikes and Following Your Gut

I avoid turnpikes, toll roads, or whatever else you want to call them, as much as possible. Could it be the arbitrary stops clashing against my primal freewill? Could it be my subconscious prudence raising eyebrows at paying tolls? I do not know why taking these thoroughfares bother me as much as they do, but Read More

Give Civil Unrest a Rest: Three Things to Face Before the Next Race Riot Hits

I think we need to face a few issues about race riots. Since we are not bombarded with media coverage at this time, perhaps you are wondering why I am discussing the matter. After all, there is a reason why typically you do not hear friends say things like, “Ahhh, Friend, nothing like starting the Read More

It Was Not Your Best Year After All: Finding Heaven in a Hell Year

I went through hell this year. These days it seems rather taboo to own up to hell in your life. Screw that fakeness. I am not sorry to all the gurus, pastors, teachers, prophets, etc. who declared on their respective platforms about how this year would be the best year of your or my life Read More

Lessons from Cliff Rappelling and Why I Am Over It

I am a Black woman visiting Utah. I feel like a Black woman visiting Utah. I am still uncertain about what this even means. Hey, you know what? I can liken it to moments when select White friends discuss traveling to a country where People of Color were the majority, and in an epiphanous instance Read More

Does This Black Woman Think My White Husband is Racist?

I think there is a Black woman out there who might think my husband is some racist White man in leadership at a local health-focused grocery store. And it is not the case. Besides how can he be racist when he is married to a Black woman? Come on, some of his best friends are— Read More

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