I experience microaggressions as subtle insults communicated by white people to nurture their insecurities and substantiate the falsity of my alleged inferiority. Few are self-destructive enough to be overtly racist – a price too steep to pay nowadays. Microaggressions are safer; easily conflated with seemingly reasonable things. Continue reading Exhausted from Being Feared – Subconscious Sorting
It makes me happy that I understand the meaning of discernment and have reached a point in my life where I exercise it with the responsibility it commands. In doing so, I assess situations for what they are, not what they should be, or I wish they were. Continue reading Discernment
Fobs. They have become gatekeepers to enjoying and completing many of our everyday routines. They (de)activate our cars. (Un)lock our front doors. Demagnetize our offices entrances. They also act as miniature weapons of racial profiling via door clicking. Continue reading Life Controlled by Fobs
“For those of you tired of hearing about racism, imagine how much more tired WE are of constantly experiencing it.” – Barbara Smith This blog adds context to another – What Makes Me Happy – Southern Cuisine – in which … Continue reading Collard Greens & Fried Chicken – Great Pairings or Racial Slur?
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echo[es] are truly endless.” ~ Mother Teresa Apparently the boogeyman of race has a membership at Costco. I ran into America’s dark passenger during checkout at Seattle’s SODO Costco the … Continue reading Was it Racism or Bad Customer Service?
“We can all see the cracks in the sidewalks, and roadways, yet we fail to see the cracks in humanity.” ~ Anthony T. Hincks I have been thinking of writing this blog for quite some time. I never really cared much about … Continue reading Sidewalk Shenanigans
“It is good people who make good places.” ~ Anna Sewell I once considered myself a homebody. After finishing graduate school – the first time – marrying Larry, and getting a job in Northern Virginia that required extensive traveling, my time on … Continue reading The Adventures of Airbnb