In That Other Half of the World

Today is the fall equinox--the day when dark and light are almost equal....more

Parental Responsibilities

This post is a plea to white moms. The ones I wave to in the carpool line and serve with on the PTA. The ones I casually chat with at school orientation and in the stands at baseball. The one sitting next to me last week at the playground while we discussed affordable aftercare and food allergies. I know all parents have some parental duty that they hate. Many parents don't like diaper duty, or doctor's visits or PTA meetings. But we do it anyway. Most parents dread that nightmare-inducing birds and bees conversation....more
This should be required reading for every (white) parent. We are the royality, the ruling class ...more

Beginner 5k Program

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When We Talk About Race, We Need to Talk About Institutional Racism

I often think about why we, as a people, are in the state we are in, and I'm frustrated by institutional racism....more
Wow, this post was pretty heavy and a little uncomfortable to read, so thank you for sharing!  ...more

Monsters Are Real

The more I think about it, the more I think we’re all on that plane with William Shatner flying through the Twilight Zone, seeing a monster on the wing that no one else does.It’s one of the creepiest Twilight Zone episodes, not because the special effects were extraordinary, but because the episode tapped into our most primal fear and our most basic need: to be heard -- or at the very least acknowledged -- and the fear we won’t....more
Parthenia Queen Agreed. I've thought for years that History needs to be inclusive of all the ...more

Class, Racism and Other Things I Don't Really Understand

I have to admit that I grew up privileged.  Safe, suburban home, playdates on weekends, summer camp, piano, private school, the whole spiel.  And despite being non-white (I really hate the term, "person of colo(u)r"), I often don't understand where other non-whites are coming from when they talk about racism.  Much of the time, I see it as a class situation. ...more

10km Footstock Race Recap

Right around this time last month, I participated in my first 10km race. It was raining, but I managed. For this race, we experienced torrential downpour. No word of a lie, there were times where closing my eyes and running was better than keeping them open and drowning my eyeballs. But, I did it....more

An Embarrassing Childhood Memory

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My Biracial Son Said, 'I Don't Like Black People'

I've started taking my boys to our new black church. Due to significant transitions in work and other factors, I'd lost consistent, ongoing healthy interactions with A LOT of the black folks in my life. After some time, this reality hit me hard. I started asking myself all the questions: NUMBER ONE: Where are my black people, for crying out loud? Why don’t I have more black friends whom I see on a regular basis? Why aren’t I reading more black authors? ...more
Wayne Bowerman  I mean this in all respect....you are the first white man that I've ever heard ...more

6 Lessons I Learned by Dating Outside of My Race

My husband and I have been married for what seems like forever (almost 12 years). Every time we reminisce about our dating years, I can't help but think the challenges of dating outside my race. During my high school years I learned never to bring a black boy home after my mom flipped out when a platonic friend stopped by our home to chat with me. I'm lucky my husband and I eventually had a happy ending, but we had some rough times....more
Love is colourblind, It is a feeling that grows when two souls meet irrespective of race,gender, ...more