I am reclaiming the phrase “uppity”–and trying to make it positive– because I’d like more Black women to assert their own uppity. Or rather, come out of the closet and admit that they are uppity already,
Dr. Rebecca Alleyne is conducting a research project on Black women, hair, and exercise. Spread the word about her important project!
Usually, I blog about something I’ve read about in the news, but this issue with Black women and self-love is something I don’t need to read about, because it’s going on with me every day
And so, for those of y’all who don’t regularly read this blog, I’d thought I’d introduce you to the real me.:-)
It’s not the story of Black domestics that I resent–or that the novel the movie is based on was written by a White woman. What I resent are the tone-deaf, historically inaccurate depictions.
Some of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while (or who are friends with me on Facebook) might know that I’ve been working on my health on a continual basis for the past […]
In the same way I fought for happiness for myself, I fought against forgiveness of my father.
I’d been defensive about how fundamentalist Christians criticized my feminist/womanist beliefs and made assumptions about my approach to spirituality, but at the same time, I’d been condescending toward my country grandma’s spirituality.
In November 2009, I had my uterine fibroids removed; it took me seventeen years to make that decision. During those years, I tried everything to shrink them or make them stop growing, but they kept […]
And thank you–AGAIN– to friend and poet Sharan Strange for reminding me about Audre Lorde’s birthday, too! Yes, my mind has been bad all this week, y’all. If it wasn’t for Facebook today, I would […]