Tag: Social Commentary

Black Womxn Need Rest

Black womxn are at the crossroads of all social issues; poverty, racism, sexism, homelessness, homophobia, reproductive rights, and classism are only a few examples. The experiences and stories of Black womxn are unacknowledged and erased, yet, they are expected to bear the emotional and physical labor of pushing these movements forward.

I Can’t Hold Your Hand

Our skin, as beautiful and as shimmering as it is, is ribboned with cautionary tales from our ancestors; intricately weaved to remind us that our history is not distant at all, we confront it each day.

“Ladies, Watch Your Back!”

Content 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 womxn 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.

“Stop Resisting!”

A phrase that, theoretically, is supposed to stop us in our tracks. Someone with coerced authority tells us to stop resisting and we are obligated to become compliant. Despite the egregiousness of the offense, we are expected to relinquish opposition and concede. We hear this command from police […]

Milestone: 20 Followers!

It may not seem like a big deal to most, but I feel so fortunate to have gained 20 followers. I do not even have 20 friends, so the fact that you all have taken an interest in me makes me feel, simultaneously, anxious and grateful. I have […]

The Upside Down

Every day, I fear that I am going to receive a call that someone I love has passed due to the actions of someone else. Be it a stranger, a neighbor, colleague, or police offer; I can see myself going mute and collapsing as the phone hits the […]