We Make Unrealistic Demands on Creatives

Originally posted on the Kinesis blog on April 26, 2016. Feeling the compulsion to reprise and complete a piece I started last week in response to the comments on girls’ school outfit choices, made by Erykah Badu. It has become even more clear to me in the...

Women’s March in DC… Not for Me

Originally posted on the Kinesis blog on January 21, 2017. Let me begin by stating very clearly that ​I love my individual sisters who’ve chosen to march in DC today and admire their convictions. I am here for what them and what they feel and what they support...
Sex vs. Gender: Empathy Goes a Long Way

Sex vs. Gender: Empathy Goes a Long Way

Originally posted on the Kinesis blog on March 7, 2017. You and only you are solely responsible for your ability to empathize with other human beings, especially when some of those human beings are part of your own nation or ethnic group. Granted, there are instances...
Toxic Femininity

Toxic Femininity

As it should be obvious by now, I get most of my writing inspiration from Facebook posts… This time one of my good sista friends posed the question, “What is toxic femininity? Does it exist?” First and foremost let it be understood – and I’ll bounce back and forth...