Today I was asked by a friend if I would do a blog on the "controversial" Cheerios commercial. Not having already seen this commercial I went out to YouTube and found it. I had heard from other people about the backlash surrounding the commercial so before watching it I was expecting something completely different from what I actually ended up seeing....more
"While the world focused on Bruce's "coming out" if you will, I couldn't help but think about his four oldest children. The thing that stands out for me is the fact that he chose to be what so many men often are; absentee fathers. I've never been able to understand why men aren't there for their kids....more
Wow. Bruce Jenner has been in the news a lot lately and whether you understand his transgender decision or not, it's probably time that we start to understand transgenderism. I'm by no means an expert but just like you, I want to know what it's all about and I want to be open and available to people who are identifying with a body different from the one they were born with.
Little Eyes Upon You There are little eyes upon youand they're watching night and day.There are little ears that quicklytake in every word you say.There are little hands all eagerto do anything you do;And a little girl who's dreaming...more
We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis, but just how much depends on the foods we eat, the furniture we sit on, the lotions we decide to put on our bodies and the products that surround us.The degree to which we potentially put our children’s health at risk depends on the different products we decide to bring into the house. Their exposure to toxins begins before they are even born. Whatever we inhale or ingest can have a lasting effect on our children....more
The privilege of being lighter skinnedI am a lighter skinned Black woman. I am light enough to enjoy some of shadism’s privileges but dark enough to still be accepted as Black. A uniquely privileged position. Throughout my upbringing I have received messages in my environment that this made me more desirable, more worthy, and/or more significant than my darker skinned counterparts....more
The old “but it’s a good tired,” is here.This is like telling someone in Hell that it’s a dry heat.I am so tired I am typing this through sheer will and a last spurt of final dying breath to get the word out to you, my readers, that I love you, and it’s been good and all, but holy hot sauce, this Momsie is no more. I have ceased to be. I’m expired, late, stiff… bereft of life. THIS IS an EX-Momsie.If this were a Disney movie, we are all at the last twenty minutes of Old Yeller....more
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