What is the biggest challenge I am currently facing? I am not that far from retiring, but I don’t want to retire from everything. I want to make sure I don’t retire from seeking justice. I have spent too many years not fighting for justice. I don’t want to become an old woman. I want… Read more Facing Challenge
Mama, did you know When you held that baby 46 years ago? You were there, Mama, to hear him when he called. He called you when he was ready to be born. He called out when he skinned his knee. How many times did you cry over your black son, knowing what his country does… Read more Mama, Did You Know?
Dear sweet little baby joy, There is nothing like a new baby to bring hope into the world. I know there are those who already loved you when you were barely a timorous, yet tickling and intoxicating thought in the minds of your parents. Welcome to the world, my dear. I missed your birth, but… Read more To My Great Grandbaby
So many slices of my life lately are reading and writing poems. Who knew? My first time ever writing a poem each day in April happened because of quarantining in this Covid-19 chapter of life. Having just had a successful 31 days of writing blog posts for Slice of Life, I decided I might give… Read more #Verselove Helps Me Confront Myself
We need to talk about white supremacy. Not in the “bad” people, but in our own white selves. Let’s start today, not just in New Zealand. But in America or wherever we are. White supremacy has been with us throughout our nation’s history. Through slavery…leasing convicts…lynchings and other racial terrorism…Jim Crow…racial hierarchy…racial profiling…mass incarceration. … Read more Me and White Supremacy