Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter”

As first posted on theinclusionsolution.me The road to hell is paved with good intentions.   Many of us want to do good in the world. We want to elevate the voices of those who have been systematically silenced. We feel empathy with other people experiencing pain, and we don’t want others to experience the pain we haveContinue reading “Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter””

When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com When the Reckoning Comes  by Latanya McQueen is not just another book about enslaved people. With the spirit of Get Out and the air of the cringey, contemporary, not-so-subtle racism, this book uses the power of memories and generational trauma to tell us a truly scary story. When the Reckoning Comes is about Mira, aContinue reading “When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review”

Anticipated Reads for May 2022

“It’s gonna be MAY!” Happy May! May is Mental Health Awareness month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Keep an eye out for a list of books I recommend 😜 In the meantime, here are so many good books coming out this month 🌼 SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable GuideContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for May 2022”

Giving the Devil His Due: A Book Review

Giving the Devil His Due was a lot. This charity anthology is a collection of short stories compiled by the global, virtual organization that works to end violence against women called The Pixel Project. They are doing some cutting edge things and reimagining what nonprofits can look like and their efforts to mobilize communities. TheyContinue reading “Giving the Devil His Due: A Book Review”

Activism 101: 5 Ways to Show Up and Support Survivors

Sometimes I love when people ask me what I do for my job and sometimes I hate it. I usually skirt around the topic and say I’m a “health educator” at a university. Sometimes I delight in the awkwardness and say I work with sexual assault survivors. I enjoy watching people stumble out a politeContinue reading “Activism 101: 5 Ways to Show Up and Support Survivors”

Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women

Happy Women’s History Month! I wanted to take the time and highlight some instrumental books written by Black women about their experiences with trauma and triumph. Black women are disproportionately affected by sexual and intimate partner violence. There are low rates of reporting to the police. Many times we suffer in silence. These are ourContinue reading “Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women”

Stacey Abrams: Put Some Respect on Her Name

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Stacey Abrams, the Queen of our times! You may know of Stacey Abrams as one of the gubernatorial candidates for Georgia back in 2018. She came to fame because she was the first Black woman to run in the state. She refused to concede and accused Brian Kemp of flagrantContinue reading “Stacey Abrams: Put Some Respect on Her Name”

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”

Carefree Black Girls: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I have been following Zeba Blay’s writing on Huff post for a really long time. Her writing challenges me and validates me every single time. Needless to say, I was stoked when I saw she wrote a book called Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture. And she didContinue reading “Carefree Black Girls: A Book Review”

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”