How long must the bodies of black women be at the mercy of others?Read more "Preponderance"
We have the same routine for bedtime. After a bath filled with toys and bubbles, Harper gets dressed in brightly colored pajamas and I say the same thing each evening, “Go pick two books”. He often comes back with two books and some nights it’s three books. One popular book he enjoys reading over and […]Read more "1 2 3s of Thankfulness"
No matter the parents’ gender, sexual orientation, immigration and socioeconomic status at that point on that playground we’re just parents.Read more "We Are Our Best Selves"
The mother untucks her hopes, dreams and desires and turns them over slowly in her hands.Read more "Un-tuck"
I love to talk. I started talking at a relatively young age and I haven’t stopped yet. Therefore, it is no surprise that I am an avid listener of podcasts. The peak started when I was on maternity leave in the midst of the pandemic. Harper was born right before the world shut down. We […]Read more "20 of My Favorite Pods!"
Harper hates keeping his socks and shoes on. He often has at least one foot bare before I pull out the driveway for our morning commute. As an infant he can’t comprehend why it’s important for him to keep his little feet covered and warm during the cooler months in New England. It’s not just […]Read more "Loc(s) of Love"
Deep breath in and deep breath out. Practicing deep breathing is a wonderful technique to slow down one’s mind and relax tense muscles. Paying close attention to how it feels as your chest cavity expands and then compresses is a great technique to help immediately reduce stress. Deep breathing allows one to center themselves and […]Read more "In and Out"
Life literally is a tight rope. One wrong move..BOOM. You’re falling and praying the landing is a soft thud rather than a smattering of body parts. I wrote that brief intro before the passing of our beloved actor, Chadwick Boseman. As of this current writing it is clear to me that for many of us […]Read more "Tightropes"
Some may be too young to remember: but there was a time that being Jamaican in the 80’s wasn’t cool. Yeah, we had Bob Marley’s transcendental music and Marcus Garvey already inked his influence in American culture-but for the most part being “Other” was frowned upon. I know my mother experienced American women specifically expressing […]Read more "Permanent Resident Alien"