Originally posted on tracing passages:
Read more "in adoration of black Olympus."
oh, the giants are dying. all, the giants are falling. crumbling and tumbling down we’re losing our heroes and heroines left fearful, we look around gathered, assembled the faithful feel hopeless as the skies turn ways of grey rolling tears, streams of fear, intrepid where do we go from here…
I remember reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in the main branch of the Detroit Public Library on one Saturday during ninth grade, and finding a witness in Dr. Angelou on that afternoon. I hadn’t suffered the abuses she’d suffered, but I knew what it was like to feel ugly, misshapen, lost and misunderstood. […]
Read more "Dr. Maya Angelou: A Vote of Thanks"
So many of you have requested it that after much thought, I’m going to go ahead and give this–a Baby B series–a go. Stay tuned.
Read more "B, Victorious: A Series"
I just read Brittney Cooper’s post, “On bell, Beyoncé, and Bullshit”. I generally love and appreciate Dr. Cooper’s work, but I am unconvinced by this latest post. Like me, and many others, I’m sure, she is frustrated with the “Is Beyoncé a good enough feminist?” conversation. No matter what your opinion on the matter, who isn’t […]
Read more "Do We Stan(d) for Nothing?"
Today was my first Mother’s Day as someone’s official mom. I’m still not totally comfortable with the title of “Mom”, and it was strange having to really respond to “Happy Mother’s Day!” with “Oh, thank you!” But I am so grateful for this child who has become one of my life’s joys. Today was also […]
Read more "A good day."