Uterus Support: A Letter to Some of My Dudes

I sent this to many of the cis-het men I know. One of them (thanks, Mordecai!) asked me to make it a Medium post so he could share it. Thank you, Sharon Dolan for the inspiration. Hi, my cis-het dude friends and family! How are you doing? Great, I hope! So, as well-informed, thoughtful people, … Continue reading Uterus Support: A Letter to Some of My Dudes

My Raw Thoughts On Depression

Depression. You and I were once close. And it's so ironic that you were the one who hurt me the most. And I don't mean to boast, but I'm doing better without you. There's nothing you could say or do to bring me back to a place of misery. 'Cause look, look what it did … Continue reading My Raw Thoughts On Depression

For Black Girls Who Are Tired, but Rest Isn’t Enough

I'm exhausted. My mother tells me to slow down. Drink more water. Cut back on the things. Limit time on social media. Go to the gym I’m passionate about. However seems like the work keeps stacking and stacking. I step back and scale it back then feel guilty. Like the crack of thunder, or flash … Continue reading For Black Girls Who Are Tired, but Rest Isn’t Enough

What You Need: My Experience Being Dismissed by my Doctor

Life just keeps getting better and better for me. I have been afflicted with inexplicable symptoms and anxiety surrounding them for the past decade—all of which were either downplayed or dismissed by my MD, an upper-middle class white man generations removed from mine, despite a CT scan that showed “basal ganglial calcification.” That doctor and … Continue reading What You Need: My Experience Being Dismissed by my Doctor

The Story Behind the Hashtag “#HelpNotDeath”

At an art build for the National March For Justice and Reformation for Marcus-David Peters, I met with Princess Blanding, a co-founder of Justice and Reformation to interview her about how the murder of her brother, Marcus-David Peters galvanized her into activism. The Richmond Police Department (RPD) recently ruled the death of unarmed Marcus-David Peters … Continue reading The Story Behind the Hashtag “#HelpNotDeath”