Single parenting, Christmas shopping and why I let my family buy the gifts
Bringing my daughter with me to the gynecologist appointments has helped us talk about women’s health without it being an abstract or taboo concept to her.
The criminalization of the Black community is breaking up the Black family and by doing so is perpetuating the cycles of poverty and oppression in our society.
A well-known African proverb reads, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It also takes a village for Black women to have healthy pregnancies and deliver healthy babies.
Becoming a mother at 15 made me feel as if I had to prove to the world that I could do “it” on my own.
Like many others, I’m sure, I was raised among many women who taught me deep and powerful life lessons.
Everyday, single mothers across the country are forced to make unconventional decisions because of societal structures in place.
I know, with certainty, that my father would not murder me.
I know your words weren’t intended to wound me, but they did.
While my dad has a lot of privileges in life, he has taught me the one lesson I hold dearest – how to be a great ally.