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Toni Morrison, Beloved, and Me

August 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

I cradled Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved in the crook of my arm the summer before my 18th birthday. Sweat dripped from my elbow onto the plastic cover of the library book as [...]

When Netflix Traumatizes You

June 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us” is a breathtaking masterpiece and searing indictment of the American criminal justice system. The four-episode, Netflix series [...]

Make the World One Family

May 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

I am writing this while sitting at a dining room table in a lovely home in northern England. I hadn’t planned to be here. However, I didn’t want to go home after [...]

Revisiting Madonna

April 17, 2019 // 1 Comment

“Dance and sing. Get up and do your thing.” The year was 1983 and Madonna’s “Everybody” was everywhere. At 10-years-old, I happily accepted Madonna’s musical [...]

Why Are We Still Shaming Single Women?

March 27, 2019 // 2 Comments

This article began with a phone call. A friend called to lament about a friend who experienced a crisis of faith because no matter how beautiful, accomplished, and kind she [...]

How to Invite Life’s Magic

January 21, 2019 // 1 Comment

What if the universe stretched its hand out to you and invited you to dance? That’s the question I’m living this year after vowing in December to adopt a kinder, gentler [...]

Why I’m Not Making Resolutions for 2019

December 30, 2018 // 1 Comment

Tis the season to take stock of our lives, consider our shortcomings, and promise to do and be better next year. This annual exercise in self-flagellation used to be called [...]
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