Grateful for the gift Of the absence of your presence Watch me grow, Without your shade
Black Girl Problems: Continually viewed as aggressive and dangerous any time I show any kind of emotion where white women are seen as vulnerable and in need of protection/comforting/empathy for sharing the same thoughts/emotions. And that this is the same mindset that gets black women incarcerated, abused, overlooked, raped, and murdered. Dear White Girl,… Continue reading Dear White Girl
I got my first job when I was fifteen. More so, I began paying taxes when I turned fifteen. Before that I would run the many small side businesses my parents set up - selling corn in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, Christmas trees in December, and for a couple years I would sell… Continue reading Money Sense
Recently a local theater whitewashed the role of a black slave in Arthur Miller's, "The Crucible." There was protest from myself and other members in the community. The local newspaper thought it was an important discussion to begin and asked for interviews, and wrote up an article. On the online article there is a comment… Continue reading Skin. Part 3
An insightful article written by Boris VanDruff, professional tenor. In light of recent events, a pivotal read. via An Open Letter to the Community Theater Companies of the World
A little background. A local community theater group, (Olean Theatre Workshop), recently did an almost all female production of Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. In The Crucible, for those who may not be familiar, is a character named Tituba who is a black slave and calls for black actress to play the role. Olean Theatre Workshop casted… Continue reading Whitesplained
Growing up I always saw myself as a mother. Motherhood I felt, was an inevitable obligation and was just something that happened. At one point in my teen years I distinctly remember wanting at least 8 children. That number drastically dropped as years went on. I'm really good with small children. I started babysitting at… Continue reading Mother, May I?