An Open Letter to My Sisters

Dear black women, I'm sorry. I'm so very sorry. We, white women, have failed you time and time again. Callously, coldly, aggressively, insidiously. We have allowed you and asked for you to protect and defend us in a sisterly bond that we've not reciprocated. We've used you to amplify our own voices, while tone-policing yours.... Continue Reading →

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We Need A Resolution!

With the new year fast approaching, people are preparing for New Year's Eve parties, and ushering in the clean slate of 365 more days to look forward to with anticipation. Many make resolutions, hoping to lose weight, eat healthier, get a better job, go back to school. And so often, people fail at making these... Continue Reading →

The Trouble With Empathy.

Empathy is such a crazy, weird thing. It's often uncontrollable, and more powerful than you'd ever imagine. It can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Some people have a limited capacity for empathetic reactions, and some people have just way too damn much. Me, I'm in the latter category. It can be... Continue Reading →

Everybody Hurts.

Hi there! I'm sick. Not in a perverse way, although some would beg to differ. I mean, I'm sick in the autoimmune sense of the word. I'm sick in the "my digestive organs are a hot ass mess" way. The list of things that are wrong with me, physically, looks like what happens when someone... Continue Reading →

Thank you.

For Thanksgiving this year, I struggled to find things to be thankful for. It can be hard in the midst of the political clusterfuck in which we find ourselves. Every single day brings new scandal, often at nightmarishly appalling levels, and we are constantly bombarded by the ugliness in our world. But that doesn’t mean... Continue Reading →

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