Last week, as I read about the courage of Jemele Hill in addressing the disturbing messages coming from the White House, my own racial cowardice was thrown into relief. Those people who know me would be shocked by my calling myself a coward. After all, I was a red, black, and green diaper baby, a […]
I am reclaiming the phrase “uppity”–and trying to make it positive– because I’d like more Black women to assert their own uppity. Or rather, come out of the closet and admit that they are uppity already,
Dr. Rebecca Alleyne is conducting a research project on Black women, hair, and exercise. Spread the word about her important project!
Usually, I blog about something I’ve read about in the news, but this issue with Black women and self-love is something I don’t need to read about, because it’s going on with me every day
And so, for those of y’all who don’t regularly read this blog, I’d thought I’d introduce you to the real me.:-)
It’s not the story of Black domestics that I resent–or that the novel the movie is based on was written by a White woman. What I resent are the tone-deaf, historically inaccurate depictions.
Some of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while (or who are friends with me on Facebook) might know that I’ve been working on my health on a continual basis for the past year. Since November 2009, I have had (much-needed) uterine fibroid surgery; I gave up sugar (and I thought I would […]
In the same way I fought for happiness for myself, I fought against forgiveness of my father.
I’d been defensive about how fundamentalist Christians criticized my feminist/womanist beliefs and made assumptions about my approach to spirituality, but at the same time, I’d been condescending toward my country grandma’s spirituality.
In November 2009, I had my uterine fibroids removed; it took me seventeen years to make that decision. During those years, I tried everything to shrink them or make them stop growing, but they kept getting larger. By the time I did discover that a low-fat/high fiber diet, exercise and stress management would help me […]