If You Saw Us As People

In response to an article titled, "Re-entry Council Gets $150K from the State to Keep the Ex in Ex-Con," published on December 7th, 2017 by the Rhino Times in Greensboro, NC: At noon on March 8, 2018, the Greensboro Re-entry Council meeting begins. The room is full of folks who have gathered in hopes of [...]

Slave to a System

It was a pleasure to participate in this conversation at the YWCA in High Point, NC on "Mass Incarceration: Effects on Women and Children", an issue that grows exponentially as we speak. People of color and lower economic status populations are criminalized and commodified, funneled through the prison industry; and it is an industry. Let [...]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger

In lieu of the latest scandals involving men in positions of power, abusing their power, I have thought deeply and tried to remain objective. When we use one another's pain as a platform for political agency alone, we perpetuate the very dominant systems we seek to transcend. By simply focusing on the actual events or [...]

The Lioness Speaketh

I chose today to share with the world a conflict (having had to do some research for a graduate class) I have followed in SE Asia's Myanmar, formerly Burma, after spending a semester abroad there in 2014. I feel the Western world completely disengaged, let alone aware or concerned in the least, with what is [...]

Why Eleven Why?

Sometimes in life, something must occur to alter your course permanently, one you likely would not have detoured from otherwise. This change was a necessary for your higher good, one life for another. Imagine a soul which actually choses before ever entering existence, to exist and show up in your life simply to help facilitate [...]

We All Have.

To begin, the word "prostitute" is loaded with meaning, both covert and quite obvious to the seeing eye. Merriam's dictionary itself, defines the word in a way that discriminates towards a woman's being sexual referring to it as "promiscuous", while normalizing the male sexuality simply stating, "a male who engages in..." They even go so [...]