Monthly Archives: March 2015

On Malcolm, Martin and that X-Men Analogy Thing

Originally posted on Phenderson Djèlí Clark:
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the activist, orator and the man once referred to in eulogy by the late Ossie Davis as “Our Shining Black Prince,” El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (most…

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Potholes: One Mother’s Journey to Motherhood

A mother’s reflections… Almost eighteen years ago, I was expecting the arrival of my first child. I was elated to become a mom and my husband was over the moon that it was a boy.  A boy that would be … Continue reading

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Potholes: One Mother’s Journey to Motherhood

A mother’s reflections… Almost eighteen years ago, I was expecting the arrival of my first child. I was elated to become a mom and my husband was over the moon that it was a boy.  A boy that would be … Continue reading

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To the woman who tutted at me using the disabled toilets…

Originally posted on So Bad Ass:
Dear lady who loudly tutted at me using the disabled loos, I know you saw me running in, with my able bodied legs and all. You saw me opening the door with my two…

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Dear Mom in the Waiting Room.

Dear Mom in the Waiting Room, I didn’t see you at first. What I noticed as we walked in was a young, laughing girl spinning around with a stuffed animal at the end of her outstretched arms. She had that kind of…

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The ‘C’ Word

Cancer. I hate fucking cancer. I fear cancer. I despise cancer. It scares me literally, physically, emotionally, and in every way imaginable. It all started when my mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. I thought here is the strongest … Continue reading

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