Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing

As first posted on feministbookclub.com You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown was absolutely astounding. From the moment I saw this duo editing a book together, I knew it was going to be a banger. The combination of Burke’s experience organizing around the #MeTooContinue reading “Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing”

Self Work Bonus: On being enough

As first posted on the Buzzing With… Blog How many times have you looked at yourself in the mirror and thought you weren’t enough? I’m not skinny enough. I’m not smart enough. I’m not successful  enough. I’m not worthy enough. Our news feeds are flooded with beauty and glam. We see those who brag andContinue reading “Self Work Bonus: On being enough”

Activism 101: Calling in Black

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution One day I was driving to work listening to Kiese Laymon’s audiobook version of his memoir Heavy. This was around my third day of listening, and while it was heavy (as the title suggests), I had not yet cried. Then all of a sudden, he shares a story about getting kicked outContinue reading “Activism 101: Calling in Black”

Self-Care Books for Activists

As activists, we work really hard. There is so much wrong with the world, and it is easy for us to get overwhelmed trying to do everything. Rest is revolutionary in a white supremacist, capitalist society. Pouring into ourselves for our survival is vital. Here are some of books we can read to help takeContinue reading “Self-Care Books for Activists”

Expanding Our New Year’s Resolutions

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Welcome to the New year, where we will pick apart all the things we don’t like about ourselves and find New Year’s resolutions to change them!  Alexa, add “chill out” to my to-do list One of my tragic flaws is my need for productivity. Even my leisure time becomes goalContinue reading “Expanding Our New Year’s Resolutions”

Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give

We are living in times where we are expected to go back to normal after everything was changed by a global pandemic. Capitalism tells us that we must keep going back to producing in order for us to survive. That’s a big expectation. I’m not sure about y’all, but after giving to all the areasContinue reading “Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give”