My first book, I Won't Shut Up: Finding Your Voice When the World Tries to Silence You, tells the story of how I found my voice in a world that is cruel to Black women, especially loud Black women like me.
Category: My Life
Pass the Mic: Ally’s Leave Loud Story Part 2
Ally shares the second part of her #LeaveLoud story.
Pass the Mic: Ally’s Leave Loud Story Part 1
Ally shares why she chose to stop worshipping in white churches after spending most of her adult life worshipping and serving in white Pentecostal and Charismatic churches.
On the path of anti-racism, there are times when we are going to find ourselves at odds with others. There are times when the path might feel hard and lonely. But if we keep on pushing toward what is right, we will find our people.
When seminary changes you…
Today, I begin my third and final year of seminary which has caused me to reflect on where I sense that God is taking me. Before I started classes at Fuller Seminary, I made myself a promise. I would go into this experience as a learner, not seeking to reinforce my own Christian beliefs, but… Continue reading When seminary changes you…
Mrs. Henny goes to Washington
Capitol selfie! At the beginning of September, I was contacted by a representative of an organization called Bread for the World about a faith leader fly-in that they were doing in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the fly-in was for Millennial faith leaders representing a number of faiths from a variety of faith-based organizations to… Continue reading Mrs. Henny goes to Washington
"It's hard to leave your church home," my mom said. Her voice hung with a note of sadness that didn't go away the half dozen or more times that I heard her repeat this phrase to various parishoners at our new church. I was thirteen at the time, and I didn't quite understand what the… Continue reading Leaving Home
Taking a stand on a slave auction block
My ancestors’ heels were bruised by white supremacy, but my feet will crush its head.
What a cabinet taught me about self-care
What the chaos of renovating my home taught me about caring for myself.
Back to Africa
Back to Africa I told you that I didn't ask to be here And you told me to go back to Africa Blind in ignorance Smug in privilege Your words betrayed your heart Bound by ignorance Gagged by privilege I had to bite my tongue I wanted to rage about my stolen history I wanted… Continue reading Back to Africa