Tag Archives: Women of Color

W.W.B. – Worshipping While Brown

Tweet“Absolute hospitality would in no way amount to the absence of violence. To the contrary, it would enthrone violence precisely under the guise of nonviolence because it would leave the violators unchanged and the consequences of violence unremedied.” – Miroslav Volf It’s exhausting to be the brown girl at church. The evangelical church. The progressive [...]
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My American Dream: A minimum wage that allows everyone to prosper

TweetThis post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. When I think of the American Dream, I don’t just see images of white picket fences and fathers kissing their children before they leave for work. I see an African-American mother of two dropping her children off at school and driving to her place of employment with [...]
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National Minority Health Month: WOC’s access to abortion services

TweetCross-posted from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health’s blog, “Nuestra Vida, Nuestra Voz.”  Each April public health and civil rights advocates work to raise awareness about the health inequities that continue to impact communities of color in the U.S. Among the health conditions that are usually highlighted are diabetes, HIV/AIDS, certain cancers, mental illness, [...]
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No Place for Women in Journalism of Dissent

TweetI’m almost done with my seasonal job as a camera-person at a TV station in NYC and I’ve decided to take a break from journalism until at least November. I’m not satisfied with my career choice- Journalism- which doesn’t mean I will give up; it just means my approach has to change. It almost feels [...]
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I’m over Rosie

TweetA SYTYCB entry Rosie the Riveter, the quintessential feminist icon, is starting to get on my nerves. Make no mistake, I love her, you can tell because I have a giant poster of her hanging up in my living room, and more than one shirt with her face on it are hanging in my closet. [...]
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