Category: Women of Color

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Silent Lies: Why Black Women Must Continue to Lead the Resistance

Silent Lies: Why Black Women Must Continue to Lead the Resistance

"I learned how to stand up for myself from the civil rights movement. We learned from you."   Original post appeared 7/22/15 (updated) T [...]
I Will Survive: How Survivor Gloria Gaynor Keeps Inspiring Decades After the Release of Grammy Winning Song

I Will Survive: How Survivor Gloria Gaynor Keeps Inspiring Decades After the Release of Grammy Winning Song

At First I Was... When we have been wounded we must heal.   To do that, I think we all use a combination of tools.  Some of them are go [...]
Whispered Civil Rights Movement Secrets: Fannie Lou Hamer the Truth Teller

Whispered Civil Rights Movement Secrets: Fannie Lou Hamer the Truth Teller

People against progress would like you to think that systemic rape of women of color ended with slavery.   That is categorically untrue.   Vic [...]
Welcome the Week With Wisdom: 22 Quotes on Justice

Welcome the Week With Wisdom: 22 Quotes on Justice

Everyday silence harvests its victims. Silence is a mortal illness. ~Natalia Ginzberg Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage [...]
Savvy Safety Tips Survivors Want Parents to Know this Holiday Season

Savvy Safety Tips Survivors Want Parents to Know this Holiday Season

During the holidays children might visit family and friends.   Friends and family might come over to visit. They haven't seen the children in [...]
No Justice, No Piece:  To Organizations, Movements, & Activists Who Are Not Yet Intersectional

No Justice, No Piece: To Organizations, Movements, & Activists Who Are Not Yet Intersectional

They say one of the number one reasons that marriages end is because of money.  I understand that.  When I first got married, money was a se [...]
Lena Dunham, The Duggars & Activists: The Low Down on a Divide in the Activist Community:

Lena Dunham, The Duggars & Activists: The Low Down on a Divide in the Activist Community:

Update: 10/24/2015 While researching another post I discovered that there were several other bloggers and websites who had taken the position tha [...]
What Happens When People Mistake a Movement for a Moment

What Happens When People Mistake a Movement for a Moment

There are some ardent supporters of 2016 Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders to  whom the Black Lives Matters movement owes a debt of gratitude [...]
Mail Order Domestic Violence

Mail Order Domestic Violence

(revised from original post 7/1/15)After the RiceLila married Jack.Things were fairy tale for a long time. And then the abuse started. Then it stopped [...]
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