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.
I’m concerned that you are playing a losing game in which you trade your dignity for a few crumbs of approval. The game dictates that you trade parts of yourself, your identity, and your culture for a set of fringe benefits. The problem is that these benefits (such as access to networks and opportunities) require you to continue to give these parts of yourself away until you are molded into the image of the Model Negro.
Blessed Are the Disrupters
The following is the text of a sermon that I preached as a guest speaker at a local church. Blessed Are the Disrupters The title of my message tonight is “Blessed are the Disrupters.” But before I get too deep into my message, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I always… Continue reading Blessed Are the Disrupters
Taking a stand on a slave auction block
My ancestors’ heels were bruised by white supremacy, but my feet will crush its head.
Dictating the conditions of freedom
Call it patriotism, respect for the troops, law and order, or anything else, but when white people attempt to curtail black people’s right to protest, it will always be racism.