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What I want, nearly more than anything is some justice in the world. I was never into pageants, but a Black girl can dream for world peace, right? In my most ideal mind, I want to give so much of myself — my time, energy and resources, to people who need it. But I feel...
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“What are you sorry for?”, I often ask my girlfriends when I hear them apologizing for things that need no apology. I don’t say this to preach to them or police their way of being, but genuinely exploring their reasoning behind the apologies they so easily give. As the oldest and only brother of five...
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For better or worse, today is Valentine’s Day. Every February 14, we get a mixed bag of reactions to this holiday that happens rain or shine, whether you’re celebrating love or lamenting a loss. But how did we get here? The history of Valentine’s Day is one with no real evidence to support it. Conflicting theories...
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About a year ago, I wrote a quick reflection about self-care. I’m going to share it again but want to share what prompted it. A dear friend sent me the screenshot of author/professor Roxane Gay’s tweet and a response by her author/professor peer, Melissa Harris-Perry about self-care. Gay writes: “Today I was told ‘you excel...
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The only thing I remember about Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” is the opening line: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” I know there’s more poetic prose that comes afterward, but I have no use for it, particularly now. There is no more fitting way to describe...
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This article contains reflections related to child abuse that may be uncomfortable or triggering for survivors and some others. Years ago, I began writing a poem about one of the languages my mother spoke. It began, “Pain is my mother’s tongue, but I speak it fluently.” I thought the line was dope. I did my,...
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