Pro- Black And Black Resistance Happy Black History Month! When you hear the term pro-black what are some thoughts that come to your mind? As a black woman I envision people who are intentional about knowledge of their black roots, connected and who promote blackness and reject negative stereotypes that can harm and limit black […]
Fathers and Daughters I’ve spent years mentoring and life coaching young women and some young men. It’s so wonderful to be able to watch them grow up and desire to be at their best. I’ve witnessed many success stories. When I say success I’m not just talking about their level of education or a career. […]
In the last few years within my social media circles, I’ve noticed a lot of promotion of positive images of black people. I mean, I also joined a bunch of groups like this a few years ago when I got sick of hearing bad news on my Facebook algorithms all the time. When I wrote […]
4. Exposure If you grew up with a bunch of people from other cultures it could be easy to assume because of overexposure that you know everything about them and their experiences. But do you really? Have you ever asked them about how they feel about specific comments that people make or racist things that […]
As a black person I’ve never wanted or expected people to un-see my colour to somehow help me feel more secure or welcomed as a black person. I am a proud black woman. By all means, see my colour and see my culture. Just don’t make negative assumptions about me based on my colour.
I started a new book the other day called Caucasia. I was only a few pages in when a line hit me. One of the main characters was reminiscing about a turbulent time when racial tensions were high and quoted this chant “A fight, a fight a nigga and a white” That line had me pause for […]