There’s rarely ever mention of how the interpersonal, abstract, or ‘subtle’ racism that permeates through society is the seed that fosters the more ‘concrete’ or deadly racism, or why it continues to thrive because of it. This ‘subtle’ abstract racism is the palatable, socially accepted version that is doled out regularly, but it is also just as deadly too.
A Grim Reminder: Health and Racial Inequity Isn’t New, COVID-19 Is Only Highlighting That.
Over the past several weeks we’ve been seeing data emerge concerning the relation of racial identity to COVID-19 cases and deaths. Across the U.S., communities of color, particularly black communities have been disproportionately affected by the novel coronavirus and for many, there’s no surprise. Health disparity has always been a reality, though there is no [...]
We Were Featured In the ASC’s Newsletter!
We were recently interviewed about our arts practice by Bernie Petit with the Arts and Science Council! Go check out our interview here: https://www.artsandscience.org/asc-grant-helps-propel-emerging-artist-forward/ The Arts and Science Council provides advocacy, cultural education programs, cultural planning, fundraising, grant making, public art and workshops and trainings for the cultural community. They work to ensure Culture For [...]
Resilient Racism: Identifying and Redefining an Issue
We cannot dismantle the systems of racism that in which they operate, without first being introspective in how we may act as a cog in this seemingly ever functioning system.
Self Love: A Silent Revolution.
Valentines Day, either you anticipate this holiday and the love it brings, or you really dread it and all of the disgusting lovey-dovey people can go to hell (kidding!). I used to be the latter, bitter and miserable. I hated Valentine's Day and all it stood for, not because I hate love (who hates love??) [...]
What 2017 Has Taught Me, About Me.
This year definitely taught me more things about myself than any other time in my life has. Here are 16 things 2017 has taught me, about myself:
Frustration and Feeling Defeated.
Frustration and feeling defeated. A transparent rant about post-graduation depression.
“Man Up, Don’t Cry”: Hypermasculinity and Its Pervasive Affect on Black Men
When we talk about gender equality or gender oppression, generally we think of the female experience and rarely do we address nor consider the male experience. When we think of hypermasculinity and the patriarchal narrative that exists in our society, we don't think that it could negatively affect the men that are subject to it [...]
New Year, New You? + 2016 in Review
Happy New Year! It's "snowing" somewhere in North Carolina right now, so I have decided to welcome the new year with a celebratory blog post. So, kick off your shoes, grab some tea or hot chocolate and enjoy! So, just about every New Year we hear ourselves repeating the "New Year, New Me" mantra and making many, [...]
Worth, Self-Love, and Self-Deprecation
Self-love was not something that I had found until just a few months ago and it was truly an uphill battle to finally get there. Throughout the majority of my life I was always constantly reminded that I was unattractive, or not thin enough, or that my skin wasn't light enough, or that I was"pretty, for [...]
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