Transparency

As a supremely private person, I never truly show the public who I am. I have a love of wild things, photography, nature, great minds, and pure hearts. To share gives me joy. I have lived somewhat of a recluse life for the better part of my adult life, with a few significant relationships along [...]

Still I Wonder

We paint ourselves in a way that is acceptable to the mind’s eye. Yours and mine. We can never know one another. Flashing lights. Behind a darkness born of Babylon. And we cannot see.  We speak our truths in a way, still calculated for the audiences’ response. We speak rage. Love. And all things in [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

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 [...]