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 [...]

Acceptance is the Mantra

2018 shattered illusions. 2019 is about seeing without the veils, about moving from 3D to 5D thinking. As the midnight hour neared, they asked me what I wanted for the New Year. I had no answer. What I had wanted more than anything in 2018 did not come to pass. They say the sun always [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]