Years ago our land and parts of our culture were stolen due to colonization - but that’s not where it stopped. Our sisters were (and continue to be) stolen as well. Over the past year or so, there seems to have been a large increase in awareness for Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) -… Continue reading Beyond the Hashtag: #MMIW
On January 10, 2019 we had the pleasure to attend the Martin Luther King Lecture commemorative address hosted by Elon University. The keynote speaker was Professor Anita Hill. The topic of her talk was "From Social Movement to Social Impact". Of course, a program of this magnitude draws out a variety of people from White… Continue reading Social Movement, Social Impact, and the Erasure of Black Women
Imagine having to remind people every October that your culture is not a costume and that your traditions are sacred and not to be taken lightly. Sadly, this is the reality for myself and many other minority populations. Many people think it’s harmless to dress up as another person’s culture but fail to realize the… Continue reading Dear Pocahotties, STOP!
It’s an early spring evening and I’m sitting on a bar stool while my husband is cutting my hair. My palms are sweaty: so are my armpits, my back, and ankles. I sweat when I’m nervous. I had been preparing for this conversation for weeks. “How should I tell him?” “Hey Husband, I’m Queer!” “Guess… Continue reading “Hey Husband, I’m Queer!”