Conditioned

Letters From a Woke Woman: Conditioned    Dear Friend, I’m 31 years old and I’m just beginning to find my sexuality. There’s not necessarily a specific age where one “finds” it, but for me it was a journey—with delays. Village People We know every school has their own unique set of problems. Well, my Jr./Sr. highContinue reading “Conditioned”

Tied Up in “ships”

Letters From a Woke Woman: Tied up in “ships”     Dear Friends, Being woke doesn’t just mean you’re woke to the suppressive atmosphere of racial oppression, it means your eyes—or rather soul, is opened. You now recognize everything. Things that eluded you before are laid bare. With continual growth comes continual growing pains, and forContinue reading “Tied Up in “ships””

Beautiful Like Me

You are strength and grace You are beauty bronzed by the sun You are a star sparkling through the night You are a light in a world of darkness You are resilience and peace You are Black You are me 7.11.17

It’s Easy

There’s an easy way to affect change. We can monitor our words. Omit everyday derogatory terms that go unnoticed, such as “gypped (gipped),” “felon,” “thug,” and “Indian giver.” We can stop using terms such as “bipolar,” “ADHD,” and “retarded” as adjectives to describe a person’s attitude and intelligence, and we can be mindful of casualContinue reading “It’s Easy”