November 10, 2017

Has #Metoo become another case of whitewashing a movement? When Alyssa Milano asked for victims of sexual harassment or assault to tweet #MeToo, a viral response swept over social media. The problem is that Alyssa Milano didn’t start the campaign. A woman by the name of Tarana Burke began a Me Too movement 10 years ago. In case you didn’t know, Alyssa Milano is a White woman. Tarana Burke is a Black woman.  Both women have a race and a… Read more

November 3, 2017

Some situations are Black and White to me. Some situations are clear as day, while others are shrouded in gray. To discern among these situations requires that I examine not only the world around me, but also search my own views-my own heart. Since my immediate response and thinking surrounding September 11, I try to refrain from jumping on emotional bandwagons after terrorist attacks or mass shootings, including the attack in Las Vegas. I am attempting to learn from the… Read more

October 27, 2017

The world is being shaken up right now. Can you feel it? It will continue. It’s revealing the beauty and ugliness in our hearts. It’s shining a light on our walk. It’s amplifying the words we speak. People ignore the rumblings. They stop their ears at the warning sirens. They dig in their heels, convincing themselves that their wrongs are right. Blinded by self-righteousness, they miss the mark, not realizing they perish in the quicksand of pride. But there are… Read more

October 20, 2017

I have learned to take a compliment. To simply say, “Thank you.” To just take a compliment without minimizing it. It took a looong time for me to say “Thank you” without some way of tearing myself down. Still, I’m not used to someone wanting to take a picture OF versus WITH me because umm… well… How can I put this? Getting compliments on my physical appearance increased MUCH LATER in life. It’s Friday night in Indianapolis. After an incredible… Read more

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