Protect Your Peace

Protect your peace. I say these words to my daughter this week as she texts me that she’s having a horrible day. I say it to her as a talisman as she gets on the bus each morning heading to school, surrounded by other people’s energy and other people’s issues. […]

On Grief and Love

When I wrote about leaning into love the other day, there’s a critical piece that I missed. The other part of why we shy away from joy. Yes, there’s the foreign-ness of happiness in a world that’s often weary for a black woman. Yes, there’s the guard we have up […]