Assemblages: Anti-Oppression Works

The UNC Greensboro Women's and Gender Studies Program organizes and hosts their Annual Research Symposium each Spring. I am honored to have co-organized, presented at and gave opening remarks at this year's conference. Conference attendees keep asking me to post those remarks...So here they are: In a time when a national figurehead can say or [...]

The Keeper and the Kept

discretion and indiscretion, a dichotomous pair. one always working in tandem with the other. be discreet he says…she says…they say. but, do continue with the indiscretions please. her entire life—a dance between the two. a circus performer. she walks the tight rope. between the spotlight and the shadows, always one slip away from plunging to [...]

A Special Place

Keeping it simple today, but sharing some questions burning in my soul.... What is it about the light of one woman that makes another shudder in the dark? Why do women compete with one another rather than grab each other by the hand, supporting one another in the complicated patriarchal narrative we exist in together? [...]

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 [...]