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 [...]

Jogging While Black

We must learn to be in the world. Not of the world. Buddha said this. Earlier this morning, I posted two things on my social media regarding the tragic murder of the young black jogger killed in Georgia by what I see otherwise as three white men acting as modern day slave patrols. However, after [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Slave to a System

It was a pleasure to participate in this conversation at the YWCA in High Point, NC on "Mass Incarceration: Effects on Women and Children", an issue that grows exponentially as we speak. People of color and lower economic status populations are criminalized and commodified, funneled through the prison industry; and it is an industry. Let [...]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

In lieu of the latest scandals involving men in positions of power, abusing their power, I have thought deeply and tried to remain objective. When we use one another's pain as a platform for political agency alone, we perpetuate the very dominant systems we seek to transcend. By simply focusing on the actual events or [...]