DDD: I Am An Angry Black Woman

DDD: I Am An Angry Black Woman

I’m angry. I’m pissed. I’m incensed. I have an attitude. I’m mad. I’ve had “Resting Bitch Face” since long before having a resting bitch face was in style. Oh, and in case I haven’t been clear on this fact, I’m Black… and a womanly woman with lady parts. Got it? Good. So when you, in your infinite wisdom and privilege, curl your lips to make statements about my character, or tell me to “smile, it’s not that bad…” understand that you have now contributed to what was probably an already unpleasant day. You don’t know my life. You can’t fathom my struggle.  Read more »

The Lives That Matter

The Lives That Matter

I woke up this morning to a Facebook feed full of posts about lions and how much more important the general public seems to have deemed animal lives in comparison to Black lives… because apparently, we can’t validate both. I’m not going to spend too much time on this because once again I had a completely different piece planned for today, but this crap has overrun and distracted me from some of the other issues that matter so much more to me. 1. I hope that murdering dentist loses more than just his business, his livelihood, and his way of life. I Read more »

Lesson 5: History is a Teacher. Learn from the Past

Lesson 5: History is a Teacher. Learn from the Past

There are so many quotes out there about learning from the past to protect the future. Whether its on a global or local scale, the idea is the same: “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Its an important lesson, but not one that I’m going to drag out too much, because, like I said, there’s a lot out there on the subject. In politics, people who lost previously get to run all over again, sometimes claiming a new set of ideals, or denying the ones they claimed the last time, and the general public Read more »