When Addiction Has a White Face
By EKOW N. YANKAHFEB. 9, 2016
WHEN crack hit America in the mid-1980s, for African-Americans, to borrow from Ta-Nehisi Coates, civilization fell. Crack embodied instant and fatal addiction; we saw endless images of thin, ravaged bodies, always black, as though from a famined land. And always
Artists as Activists: Pursuing Social Justice
By Amy Pleasant
Flight by Marie Hoeber. Image courtesy of the artist and Gutfreund Cornett Art.
We must never forget art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
John F. Kennedy
Some might say that the world is a mess right now. Others
The transfer of power from President Obama to President Trump today has made me reflect on my different identities. As a cis woman and feminist, my heart is heavy as the biggest glass ceiling in our country remains intact. The promise of a Cabinet with half of the seats filled by
It is a mix of snow and sleet paired with freezing temperatures...in the South. Our world is shut down. It is lovely. It is Saturday and we suddenly have a weekend without obligations.
An excuse to stay in sweats, work on small projects, actually talk to family, stay up late watching
I'm a "resolutioner". A reflector. A list maker. An organizer. All traits that pair well with the end of the year. As a girl I would make time on New Year's Eve to write my goals for the next year on a small piece of paper. I'd then put them in a
This seismic election has left our nation on a spectrum of emotions ranging from anger to jubilation and everywhere in-between. No matter where you might personally fall on the spectrum, let us continue to do the work that this coalition has set out to do together because you matter and
The 2016 Presidential Campaign has been a historic event for many reasons. Shocking, stressful, upending - this campaign has exposed the under belly of America and it isn't pretty. Racism, classism, religious intolerance, economic uncertainty, xenophobia, the political establishment and misogyny - something to make everyone upset. Democracy is messy.
I spend a good portion of my professional life educating health professionals about “reproductive life planning,” or, basically, helping someone articulate whether or not they want any (or any more) kids and the steps they need to take to achieve their desired number of children. As a recurrent miscarrier –
We've all had it, the message from our email server fussing to let us know our account is 99.9% full. First response? Sort emails by size, save and delete a few of the largest offenders, then continue on with the day. Sound familiar? A few days ago, I took a look
I am a die-hard optimist. I am not only a "glass half full" kind of gal, I am a "glass is half full with half the calories OR I'm already partially hydrated". I have always had a sunny outlook on life - to the point of being referred to as Pollyanna