White Reform

*Warning: This post is mostly satire, aimed at challenging (and changing) pervasive and destructive narratives that are applied to people of color while ignoring and even downplaying violent behaviors in whites. While written in jest to expose the level of hypocrisy and hatred embedded within white supremacist ideology, something must really be done to dismantle … Continue reading White Reform

ReDEFINING Beauty, Love, and Black Men

Thanks to all of you who have participated in the ReDEFINING series over the last month. To date, we have had five different authors submitting their stories. And they have been immensely powerful, candid ones too. In case you missed it, here are snippets of the latest two which were both posted this week, hosted … Continue reading ReDEFINING Beauty, Love, and Black Men

ReDEFINING Blackness: In Search of a New Identity

This article is the third piece in the ReDEFINING Blog Series. ReDEFINING aims to dismantle the dominant, destructive, and inaccurate perceptions of people by crafting a new narrative for ourselves and defining who we are and who we want to be. For more information about the series and how you can participate >  “You don’t act black.” … Continue reading ReDEFINING Blackness: In Search of a New Identity

ReDEFINING Strength: It’s Okay to Grieve

This article is the second piece in the ReDEFINING Blog Series. ReDEFINING aims to dismantle the dominant, destructive, and inaccurate perceptions of people by crafting a new narrative for ourselves and defining who we are and who we want to be. For more information about the series and how you can participate >  Guest post: Irna Landrum … Continue reading ReDEFINING Strength: It’s Okay to Grieve

“I’m American, Too” – My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

This article is the first piece in the ReDEFINING Blog Series which aims to dismantle the dominant, destructive, and inaccurate perceptions of people by crafting a new narrative for ourselves and defining who we are and who want to be. For more information about the series >  Guest blogger: Daniel Perez I wish I did not have to … Continue reading “I’m American, Too” – My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

Announcing New Blog Project: ReDEFINING (and Call for Submissions)

1. A little over a year ago, an Indian-American woman took home the Miss America title for the first time ever. No sooner than the crown landed on her head, people took to Twitter to criticize the pageant for choosing a person of color to be a representation of beauty, intelligence, and what it means … Continue reading Announcing New Blog Project: ReDEFINING (and Call for Submissions)