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February 2019
“Your baby is the size of a large eggplant,” it read. “This thing always compares my baby to food,” I always say as I scroll through the interactive BabyCenter app. Weekly, it displays the signs of growth I should expect and provides tools to prepare me, as my due date slowly approaches. My favorite feature...
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Here at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects, I have a few names. The unwombed and the non-woman both quickly come to mind. Being a man in this space is interesting. Our staff brings their lived experiences into this space, and men have consistently failed them. They speak their truth, and it is triggering. I...
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“Be intentional.” “Set your intentions.” “Live your life intentionally.” Acting with intention has become a buzz-action of sorts, if I can coin a phrase, here — kinda like self-love being marketed to women as being sure to schedule time for essential oil-filled bubble baths and manicures. And those things are nice and relaxing, don’t get...
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When I learned Michelle Obama had written a memoir, I was excited and asked my mom to buy the book for me. Of course, my mom said “yes” and downloaded it. I took no time getting settled in and dived straight into the life story of one of my role models.  Mrs. Obama wrote about...
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As I navigate the ever-changing terrain that is rearing a child, I remind myself that parenting is not a one-size fit all situation. Along with trying to keep up with the learning curve, I’ve found myself having to actively unlearn some toxic parenting habits I was conditioned to believe are correct. However, that old adage,...
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As the seasons changed from autumn to winter, I found myself reflecting on the transitions I’ve gone through this year. Throughout last winter, spring and summer, I stood in the emotional intersection of enthusiasm, uncertainty and fear. After working for the same company five years, I felt stuck, like I was not making progress. I...
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