You are here
Home > Author: EveryWoman Southeast

When Addiction Has a White Face

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

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

Identity and the Inauguration

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

The Privilege of a Snow Day

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

Looking Forward

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

Let us continue to do the good work

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

Don’t Sit This One Out

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.

Plans, Interrupted

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 –

Email, my Frenemy

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

Optimism with a Twist

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

Top