Challenge Accepted

There is a black and white challenge circulating on social media between women in support of one another, tasking us to post a black and white photo of ourselves. I was tagged by a sweet being, and felt my response was worthy to share here as well. Much of my work centers the wounds of [...]

The Faces of Racism

The Faces of Racism (& varying degrees in between): 1) You are maliciously, flagrantly, and hateful hearted; you believe yourself superior to all other “races”; you are threatened by the thought of losing your white supremacist power; you enjoy terrorizing and demeaning people who don’t look like you or act like you. 2) You say [...]

Everyday Rebellions

There are moments in life when we are met with a choice, and how we choose either works to support a problem or hinder a problem. Most often those times will arise within a pivotal moment where important outcomes of a said decision are dependent on the choice/path you take. We are met with who [...]

Dreamfast With Me

People like to say, “Let the past die.” As if they are not aware that trauma, is like recurring movie. Played over and over. In every cell of our bodies. Deeply enmeshed in our ciphers. For trauma survivors, the past never dies. It is etched into the fabric of our beings. It enters and makes a [...]

Assemblages: Anti-Oppression Works

The UNC Greensboro Women's and Gender Studies Program organizes and hosts their Annual Research Symposium each Spring. I am honored to have co-organized, presented at and gave opening remarks at this year's conference. Conference attendees keep asking me to post those remarks...So here they are: In a time when a national figurehead can say or [...]

A Special Place

Keeping it simple today, but sharing some questions burning in my soul.... What is it about the light of one woman that makes another shudder in the dark? Why do women compete with one another rather than grab each other by the hand, supporting one another in the complicated patriarchal narrative we exist in together? [...]

If You Saw Us As People

In response to an article titled, "Re-entry Council Gets $150K from the State to Keep the Ex in Ex-Con," published on December 7th, 2017 by the Rhino Times in Greensboro, NC: At noon on March 8, 2018, the Greensboro Re-entry Council meeting begins. The room is full of folks who have gathered in hopes of [...]