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It's a Beautiful Dame

THESE MOMENTS, MEMORIES, LIFETIMES ARE OUR LEGACY.

Pay It No Mind: A Documentary on The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

I recently fell down the YouTube rabbit hole and came across a great, hour long documentary about Marsha P. Johnson. I'd known her impact from studies in college, but there's a power in hearing her own voice tell her story. For... Continue Reading →

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She Had Guts: Shirley Chisholm, Trailblazer Extraordinaire

“I’d like them to say that Shirley Chisholm had guts. That’s how I’d like to be remembered.”

Finding Solace in the words of “Jane Eyre”

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” Sometimes, my urge to read conflicts with my desire for comfort. In these times, I return to my favorite books, the... Continue Reading →

The world is too much with us: Taking Time for Self-Care

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”-Audre Lorde I've dealt with serious, chronic illnesses for over half of my life. One of the hardest lessons I had to learn, in... Continue Reading →

Lighting the Truth, In Memory of Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells-Barnett is one of America's most ardent Civil Rights activists. A staunch supporter of the rights of African Americans and Women, she co-founded the National Associated for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). As a journalist and non-fiction... Continue Reading →

Margaret Mead and the Women’s March

In the wake of President Donald Trump's inauguration, millions of women and men took to the streets to remind the President that he now works for all Americans, and their voices cannot be demonized into silence. After a tense and fearful... Continue Reading →

The Queen Who Took on the Portuguese Slave Empire

In 1583, with the backdrop of European powers consolidating power and the ascendency of the Atlantic slave trade, a powerhouse queen, Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande was born. The daughter of King  ngola Kia Samba and Guenguela Cakombe, and by... Continue Reading →

A First Lady’s Insight on Friendship

This week will be the last week our First Lady Michelle Obama will be in the White House. We've had eight years of insights, advocacy, and intelligent encouragement from the First Lady. Today, I want to share a quote from... Continue Reading →

She’s Not Your Disney’s Mulan

The Disney animated film, Mulan, has increased the knowledge and interest in the historical woman and her story. The reality is Hua Mulan is a legend, originally described in the poem The Ballad of Mulan (written 400-589), but there is a historical consensus that she could have been real, her name lost to the ages.

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