“Ladies, Watch Your Back!”

TRIGGER WARNING This post and/or pages it links to, contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors. I have yet to meet a woman that does not take some form a precaution when entering the world. Despite our backgrounds, it is one of the factors that uniquely bond us. I do not leave the house without my small bottle of … Continue reading “Ladies, Watch Your Back!”

How Ladylike 😒

It is 2018, why are other women still being shamed for not being “ladylike”? I expect this attitude from my grandmother, I do not expect it from my peer group or those slightly under than me. According to antiquated gender stereotypes, women should be well-mannered, graceful, and modest (yeah, okay). When you do not meet the terms of your gender, you can be met with a … Continue reading How Ladylike 😒

Labels, Labels, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

I spent some time with a friend recently, and probably will not again, who claimed that her high school boyfriend is now “gay”. “Oh, that’s nice,” I said, which apparently was the wrong response. “How is that nice? He likes men now! What does that say about me?!” I looked at her puzzled. My immediate feelings a mix of confusion and annoyance. I looked at … Continue reading Labels, Labels, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

“Tell Your Story in Six Words”

Yesterday, I had the honor of listening to Michele Norris speak in person at a wonderful Women’s Forum. If you do not know who she is, she is an award-winning journalist and author and was the first African-American female to host a series on National Public Radio (NPR); she formally hosted NPR’s All Things Considered. On top of all that, she is an absolute delight and … Continue reading “Tell Your Story in Six Words”