The Pain of Father’s Day and Joy Through Being Adopted

“he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will” (Ephesians 1:5) Another Father’s Day and another struggle to choose between dread or joy. For 13 years I wake up on this day and try not to roll my eyes at the many children – big and small – who … More The Pain of Father’s Day and Joy Through Being Adopted

For Skinny Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Eating an Entire Chocolate Cake When Educating People About Cultural Expectations of Body Image Wasn’t Enuf…

You’re probably wondering why the mellow dramatic title, stolen from Ntozake Shange? Well…   …because people assume that because I’m thin that I’ve never been picked on for my weight. …because people make it their priority to ask me what my diet is like. …because even if I’m not hungry, I’ll over eat around my … More For Skinny Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Eating an Entire Chocolate Cake When Educating People About Cultural Expectations of Body Image Wasn’t Enuf…