Today I stood in the full body mirror attached to my closet. I stared at my belly and my hips for full minutes in disbelief before huffing out a joke at my own expense to no one, Girl. You need to get it together. You looking like one of them ‘Before‘ pictures on Instagram! I…
i lost my shit but
pretended like i was holding it together while leading entire groups in
prayer circles and investigating the bottom of the rock we all found
ourselves looking up from.
Stop believing the advertisers. They lying to you. I know this because they also lie to me. That print copy was meant to get you to buy that ugly swimsuit by feeding into the running narrative that once you’ve dropped a kid or more your body is no longer desirable and therefore, should be hidden.
Today is Earth Day in the USA. It’s critical that EVERYONE stand up and against the anti-American budget #45 has proposed. This budget stripes tax paying Americans of the protections we have fought generals to put in place. We must say NO. Protect Americans. Protect our environments. Protect our schools. Protect our health care. Protect…
Because inattentiveness, poor impulse management, and hyperactivity are also cornerstone symptoms for Attention Deficit Disorder, many children navigating trauma are diagnosed with A.D.D. inappropriately.
My son has asthma. It rains. Umbrellas break. Popcorn burns. Appointments cancel. Maybe these things don’t always converge on the exact same day but shit happens.
I didn’t believe in Cinderella. I didn’t believe in Sleeping Beauty. And I could not identify with Rapunzel. Not because they were white but because they were pitiful.
We craft relationships with other women that help build communities, hold families together, and endure tragedy.
.thin is a lie we’ve been fed by an industry that has been made rich off of low self-esteem and manufactured self-hatred…
Mary McLeod Bethune faced down illiteracy. She battled against sexism. She fought racism. She raised her son as a single woman. And she built a legacy for generations to benefit from.
I was not about to become a victim. I was not about to allow my son to become a victim. I didn’t want him to look out over his life and think that he was limited because he had a diagnosis of asthma.
if the only thing harriet tubman had ever done was walk to freedom and then later return to rescue her family members, she would have earned her place in history as a woman of courage.