This post was extremely difficult for me to post. I spent hours reading and re-writing trying to figure out how I could share intimate details about my family and I without being too revealing. This is what I could come up with. Positive comments and vibes are always welcomed! I am not technically savvy. I […]Read More Digital Story Telling: Sankofa
This past week, one of my classes had invited guest speakers from the on-campus organization, Intergroup Relations (IGR). The entire time they spoke, I checked out. I felt exhausted and annoyed. The presenters did a great job. I just was not present for their message. They had us do an exercise that was supposed to […]Read More All Bark and Little Bite
In this week’s reading, internalized oppression and domination was discussed. As I reflect on the chapter, I had so many thoughts and feelings of familiarity that truly resonated with me. Mullaly discussed Sean Ruth’s characteristics of oppressed people. The first characteristic stood at to me because it focuses on the behavior of the oppressed people. […]Read More Masks Off
As a social justice activist, it is not hard for us to forget about practicing healthy self-care. We often find ourselves working within different systems and we can lose ourselves. Before my career and life gets too deep, I have decided to map out my life journey and share it with you all via digital […]Read More Sankofa: The Importance of Learning from the Past
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” ― Frederick Douglass The dictionary defines oppression as prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control. This […]Read More Are you down with O-P-P-ression???
I am from flower sandals, from OJ Beauty Enterprises, and hair store. I am from the gray-but-looks-white house, surrogate bedrooms, and where smells of sweet almond oil and burning sage occupies multiple spaces. I am from the shea butter, the succulents. I am from impromptu family gatherings and high cheekbones, from granny Mae and Nunna […]Read More Jaedah’s Mo’olele