Angry Black Mom

A few weeks ago, I took my 2 year old daughter Aneksi to the Staten Island Zoo. It's a small zoo, but it was a nice day, and I really don't like to keep her cooped up in the house. After walking around, I took aneksi to the reptile exhibit [which she didn't like, by the way] and as we were leaving, there was this little white girl who approached aneksi. Aneksi smiled, waved, and began to move closer, and the girl's mother immediately snatched her child away. I stood there, and looked at this woman. ...more

Big-legged girl

This morning I did something that I haven't done in a very long time: Weighed myself. As I looked down at the digital numbers staring back at me, my eyes widened. I now weigh 159 pounds. I have tried everything to slim down since the birth of my daughter. She's 21 months old now, and that scale hasn't budged a digit. Before I became pregnant with aneksi, I weighed 125 pounds. During my late teens early 20's , I began skipping meals, fasting, and starving myself in order to be as thin as possible. I managed to whittle myself down to 119 pounds. ...more