Month: November 2016

Post Election Thoughts and A Call to Action (or How Black Souls Kept Me Grounded)

We woke up and the world was fundamentally different. What do we do now?


Top Ten for the Weekend: “About the Author” Edition

The weather is finally cooling down in Los Angeles and now that Halloween is over, it won’t be long before we all start hearing Christmas Chorals. Everything moves so fast here in LA LA land. This week I thought it would be fun to give you some dirt on me a chance to get to know me better. Each interesting article I encountered this week found a way to link itself back to me in a more personal way. What I’m Reading I’ve slowly started to read Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson as a read-a-loud to my girls. They are still pretty young to be completely engaged; however, the language is mesmerizing and the use of poetry helps to make the content relevant. Her imagery reminds me of growing up in a southern family and really missing my hometown. Sharing this memoir with my girls is a way to show them some of my own histories in a context they already enjoy. I haven’t gotten very far, but from what I have read, and what other have said about her …