Dr. Strangehate or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Embrace the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Trope

"I know a few things to be true...I am unwelcome and my beauty is not beauty here. My body is burning with the shame of not belonging, my body is longing. I am the sin of memory and the absence of memory. I watch the news and my mouth becomes a sink full of blood."… Continue reading Dr. Strangehate or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Embrace the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Trope

Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight- Reflections on MLK Day

The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.                         -Martin Luther King, Jr. When Nelson Mandela died, I played a tribute video for him in my classes. One of my students turned to me with a shocked face and… Continue reading Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight- Reflections on MLK Day