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Todo en la familia
As I grow older and the mist clouding my future begins to evaporate, I get glimpses of my life, and it seems I’m torn between two paths. One is domesticity and traditional womanhood. These are the ideas drilled into my head since I was a child. It has the hallmarks of life with a partner...
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My mother-in-law thinks I’m weird, for many reasons. One thing that keeps our holiday interactions so sour, though, is my family’s lack of traditions. While mulling over her extensive made-from-scratch menu, she was appalled when I admitted my family sometimes had our Thanksgiving meals catered from the grocery store. While clearing space for family and...
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I’ll always remember the afternoon of Sunday, November 15, 2020. That’s the last “normal” conversation that I had with mama. As usual, she was asking when I was goin’ to get me a husband and have her some grandbabies. “One day, mama. One day.” That was always my response to her. That was back when...
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“What I can offer every Black woman is empathy. Just because I don’t f*ck with you, just because you can’t come to my party and I’m not trying to go to your party, and I’m not buying your books, and I’m not liking your Instagram pictures— just because that is the case does not mean...
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Our work with colleges and students this year has been a dramedy of the cinematic variety. They, of course, are the stars; we have been the supporting cast. From too many commitments to office set-up, to site visits, and a Pacific Northwest staff retreat, when it was time to kick off this academic year’s events...
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I remember watching Iyanla Vanzant on OWN speaking about daddy-less daughters. It was the first time I had heard this term, but I immediately rolled my eyes. It’s not that I didn’t believe or empathize with the women who expressed their hurt; I was just over the narrative women are forced to carry when they...
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We are a family of six: mommy, daddy, and two sets of children—an almost 11-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, a 2-year-old girl and a 1-year-old boy. The age gap between the pairs has proven to have its fair share of advantages and challenges in many areas, especially family entertainment. Family entertainment is a challenge...
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