Reclaiming My Time: How I Broke My Silence and Owned My Blackness

I have found that when I rely on genuine curiosity to challenge racist ideas, humility to compliment my personal growth, and platinum empathy to model how I expect to be treated, I have a chance at reclaiming my story. 

He Almost Lost His Life Over an Illegal Turn. The Reason is Sickening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P9-BjYxTu8 According to the Denver Post, a Denver Police Department administrative review in 2013 concluded that there was "insufficient evidence" to press charges against the officers who beat Alexander Landau. You take one look at the injuries Alex sustained (warning: graphic), and any sane person would ask him/herself, "In what world would three officers of the law need … Continue reading He Almost Lost His Life Over an Illegal Turn. The Reason is Sickening.

What It’s Like as a White Woman to Love a Black Man in America

Originally published on Bows, Bottles, and a Briefcase. I’ve worked on this post for a while now, and have hesitated to post it publicly. I’m not sure if I was fearful of the backlash from those who read it and disagree, or more concerned that my words may become misconstrued.  While I am solely speaking … Continue reading What It’s Like as a White Woman to Love a Black Man in America

A Black Mother’s Love (or What Love Looks Like in Public)

This powerful piece was first published on Crunk Feminist Collective: I planned to write a blog about the unconscionable inconsolable injustice that is plaguing the black community right now.  I was going to write about how black lives matter (always have, always will), how condemning black folk for hurting, and calling them animals and savages … Continue reading A Black Mother’s Love (or What Love Looks Like in Public)

Posters That Show Celebrating Freedom on July 4th Is Bullsh*t

                  In our nation, we have a history of active and passive policies that limit the freedoms of people living within our borders. Today, discrimination, racism, sexism, and homophobia exist all around us. Remember this when celebrating July 4th. Remember that not everyone is free in this … Continue reading Posters That Show Celebrating Freedom on July 4th Is Bullsh*t