In my last piece I talked about the good days with our community. When we all supported each other. Looked out for one another. Protected each other. We have come … Continue reading Community Is Deep & Wide: Where Do We Go From Here?
When I started this corner of the internet almost three years ago, I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I had no niche. I had … Continue reading Torches & Firestarters: Why Communities (And The World!) Needs You
Remember the days when the community was so strong that if the men would see a child who was on the straight and narrow acting out of character, that they … Continue reading What It Is, What It Can Be
The first time I was ever called a nerd I was 10. I mean, made fun of because I was smart. I had no idea being smart was a thing … Continue reading Why Nerds Need To Take Over The World.
When I was a kid, my little brother had a friend named Charles. Everybody called Charles ‘Bucket’. I don’t remember why we called him Bucket; that was just his name. … Continue reading Watch Me Work: Community Is Rescue, Refuge and Transformative
The new phrase to call any Black woman of a certain age is ‘Auntie.’ From Jenifer Lewis, April Ryan to the Grande Dame Congresswoman Maxine Waters. The word auntie provides … Continue reading Why ‘Black Aunties’ Are More Than You Ever Thought
While at home recovering from surgery, my creative juices have not been flowing ironically. One would think when you have nothing but ample time sit around, you would come … Continue reading The Community I Never Thought I Would Need