I am not a fan Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speech and the way that most people interpret it. Most folks forget that the beginning of the speech focuses on the failure of the white supremacist American government to fulfill the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation and of democracy for all its people. But I really cringe at the line, “I have a dream that my four … [Read more...]
I might be different from other women because I’ve never felt the pressure to conform to the standards of beauty. When I go to a doctor’s office, I’m more likely to pick up the National Geographic than the Cosmo. If Cosmo is the only option, I’ll stare at the wall. I’ve never kept up with the seasonal fashion and make-up trends. I hate the feel of makeup on my face. I don’t … [Read more...]
Mother’s Day was originally created in the 1850s by Ann Reeves Jarvis. She wanted to bring special attention to issues around sanitation in cities, in effort to decrease infant mortality. After the Civil War, she campaigned to expand the day as a call for action for mothers to take a more active political role to end war and bring about peace. In 1908, after the death of her … [Read more...]
Soon after I got my massage license, I met an acupuncturist who shared space with a doula. Over five years, we traded services every other week. One of the highlights of going to her office was engaging with the little boy who was the son of the doula. When he was around three or four, he went through a stage in which he only wanted to wear one particular outfit – his … [Read more...]
In a world saturated with bad reality TV, one of my favorite shows is The Biggest Loser. In a recent episode, after reaching the milestone of losing one hundred pounds, one of the contestants exclaimed, “I’m learning to love someone I’ve never known. I am learning to love someone who I never knew existed.” My problem was never weight or addiction. My problem was that I was … [Read more...]
The Body Is Not an Apology
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