Becoming 17% and Why a Vacant Position Needs to be White

Y’all, I’m tired. So this is not really my best writing. I’m tired from constantly pointing out disparity to people who should know better, who are paid way better than me to know or at least learn how to discern better. I’m tired of pointing out microaggressions and being in hostile environments, constantly having to … Continue reading Becoming 17% and Why a Vacant Position Needs to be White

Unapologetically… A “Problem” Woman of Color

During this past summer 2016, Jennie Sheeks (my dear friend) and I collaborated on a Work and Witness workshop titled, "Showing Up #UnapologeticallyBlack in Quaker Spaces" for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Annual Sessions. Here is a portion of the workshop description as previously shared: PYM Quaker spaces—meetinghouses, committees, organizations and schools—are invariably mostly white spaces. What does … Continue reading Unapologetically… A “Problem” Woman of Color

Why I don’t watch Game of Thrones, and shows like it

I have this practice where I don't watch shows or movies where black people, or other people of color (POC), don't exist. And I'm talking about 'exist' as whole characters, not just as background or non-speaking entities. This means I've never watched more than half an episode of shows like Game of Thrones. I've stopped watching … Continue reading Why I don’t watch Game of Thrones, and shows like it