Maybe, like me, you were watching the election returns last night. I hit “refresh” on the New York Times election results page about every five minutes. We decided to distract ourselves with Luke Cage on Netflix because murderous super villains like Stryker are less stressful than watching continuous coverage. After two episodes I hit refresh one more … Continue reading Post Election Playlist
Continuing to use the term “minorities” does nothing to challenge the systemic and institutional hierarchies borne of racism, unconscious bias, and White privilege. Instead, it allows existing power imbalances to persist.
#Blaxit: 21 things we’re taking with us if we leave was such a hit that we decided to follow up with 25 things we’re leaving behind if we must go: 1. Stacey Dash 2. Diabetes (the sugars) 3. Sallie Mae 4. Don Lemon 5. Mass incarceration 6. Ben Carson 7. PayDay loans/debt 8. Raven Symone 9. … Continue reading #BLAXIT 2.0: 25 things we’re LEAVING BEHIND if we leave.
America is on the verge of #Blaxit – a mass exodus of black people. Where we will go I don’t know, but it’s clear that black lives don’t matter here, and it’s even more apparent that the powers that be are doing everything possible to make America white again (except America was never white to … Continue reading #BLAXIT : 21 things we’re taking with us if we leave.
I’ve reached a point of acceptance with my PTSD. It affects me, yes, and on some days it’s worse than others. But it doesn’t define me, and the more I learn about it and myself, the less it controls me.
It’s not because I don’t believe in the power of an individual to change the world. It’s because I believe SO DEEPLY in the power of an individual to change the world, that I chose to harness that power on my mat.