Tag: black lives matter

I Want My Kids to Be Race-Conscious, Not Just Kind

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When my son was six weeks old, I wrote him a letter for his baby book. “I know that you will grow up to...

Creating Diversity in our Home Libraries

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In 1990, Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop wrote, “Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see...

When did my brown-skinned boy become a threat? The pandemic of...

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As I sit at my desk and look out at the calmness before me in nature, it would be easy to retreat into this...

The end of slavery in Texas matters more than ever –...

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Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom - but a freedom delayed.  “I belong to myself now.” Harriet, freed woman, 1865 While many of us take the...

If you’re going to use your white privilege, do so in...

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Hello Loves. 2020 has definitely been one for the books. I'm sure many of us didn't think that we'd be living during a time...

If silence is consent, what can I say to support #blacklivesmatter?

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If silence is consent, what can I say to support #blacklivesmatter? As a white woman who lives in a white upper-class neighborhood, how can...

Be the change you want to see in the world, talking...

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A few years ago, my 5-year old (a brown US citizen) wanted to discuss skin colors. I asked, “What color is your skin?”. The...

Racism is a Pandemic

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Racism is a pandemic. At the height of COVID-19, people were afraid. Stay-at-home orders were issued across the country asking people to quarantine themselves...

This Momma Says: Black Lives Matter

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As mothers, we do our best to protect our children from whatever may cause them harm. This could be protection from other children, harsh...