Last Saturday, I groaned as I rose from my bed and remembered that I had booked tickets for myself AND my girls to attend the 2nd annual Black Girl Fest. Under ordinary circumstances, I would have purchased just the one ticket and I would have jumped out of bed, super-excited at the prospect of spending… Continue reading It’s. A. Black. Girl. Thing.
Yes, this is a post about how I feel when I see a Black child with a white doll and why I think it is extremely problematic. Yes, this is a post about why I believe that Black and dual-heritage Black/white children should be given Black dolls to play with. No, this isn’t a… Continue reading I Want That One (Not the Black One)
Now tell me, is this the face of a shoplifter? * Trigger warning * This post contains some emotionally-charged thoughts and feelings, but this is my blog so it’s allowed… So, let’s talk about that time I was racially profiled. It’s been a while since I’ve experienced overt and direct prejudice (caveat: that I am… Continue reading If The Face Fits
This was originally an Instagram post that spilled into the comments as it was way too long. So, I made it a blog post, cos ownership and all that… It’s a week later and I’ve calmed down. Life continues and some more shit has happened. But I haven’t forgiven and I won’t forget. Cee x… Continue reading See No Evil (or More Monkey Business)
I shared this on Instagram as my contribution to Make Motherhood Diverse and got some really positive feedback that I wasn’t expecting. Apparently, lots of you feel exactly the same way, but for slightly different reasons…So, I thought that I would share it here too. Let me know what you think… Sometimes I worry that… Continue reading Blame Culture