Rutgers University professor Dr. Brittney Cooper, in her memoir/social commentary Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, unpacks key moments of her life in the context of Black Feminism within the American patriarchy. She describes complex relationships with peers, family members, and policies, and (at one point) suggests, “Perhaps we could start with empathy.”
6 entries categorized "Advocacy"
For white friends who are new to racial justice issues, here is a summary of what I have learned by listening to Black People over the past few years and the past several days. If we're in it for real, we're in it for the long haul.
Inspired by Karen Walrond's recent blog post, I am writing this to say something in response to the Charleston shootings. This is a time for speaking up. It's a time for thinking differently. It's a time for asking hard questions and having difficult conversations.
The way I see it, there are two big reasons to record what resonates as personal truth. This post explains what I do to record my heart's truth and what value these recordings offer.
Though October has barely begun, it will pass swiftly. Each day on the October calendar seems to be full already. A few ways in which my time has been filled include exploring The Girl Effect opposition, learning the value of mapped to-do lists and sharing resources on meditation. What have you been exploring or learning? What do you have to share, (etc.)?