Letter #3: Hair Part I To Black People Visiting Earth: It took many jars of relaxing cream and scabs on my scalp before I stopped strangling Africa.  The day I stopped putting chemicals in my hair was the day I began loving… Read More

Letter #2: Books To Black Parents Visiting Earth, Long before those early months of motherhood when I was trying to figure out how to nurse Baby Girl, how to change her diaper, how to swaddle her, and how to get the child… Read More

Letter #1  To Black Parents Visiting Earth, It has taken me several months to write to you … and I don’t even know your name … or if you’ll be visiting my part of the planet.  I guess it’s taken forever because… Read More

A Perfect Ordinary Day:  An Act of Self-Love  Preface While writing “Beauty Revealed—Bringing Out the Best in Others,” the final essay in Midnight Peaches, Two O’clock Patience, I began jotting down notes focused on how to avoid stagnancy in order to stay motivated in… Read More

The Parenting Series: JAILBREAK

I knew she loved climbing things. But when I picked her up that day, I didn’t expect to hear that my daughter was the mastermind behind the Great Preschool Jailbreak of 2012. It was a failed attempt. A teacher caught her climbing… Read More

 First Movement: The Intersection People of multiethnic backgrounds are accustomed to existing at the intersections of multiple worlds and multiple identities, holding and juggling those spaces in tension.[1] We become adept at navigating in and out and through numerous ethnoracial and ethnocultural… Read More

THE 40’s JOURNAL: FACE, MIND, FEET, AND OTHER THINGS I’VE GROWN TO LOVE; Entry 2: My Body

My daughter raced down the straightaway and around the corner. “Wait! Wait! Slow down!” I couldn’t catch up.  She was too fast.  This wasn’t even her skateboard.  It was mine, but she didn’t like her Spiderman skateboard because it wasn’t fast enough…. Read More

THE 40’s JOURNAL: FACE, MIND, FEET, AND OTHER THINGS I’VE GROWN TO LOVE; Entry 1: My Face

No matter what kind of eye cream I use, those dark circles just won’t go away.   Sleep and cucumber slices under my eyes seem far more effective.  Crow’s feet—haven’t quite figured out what to do with those things, but I like what… Read More

Midnight Peaches, Two O’Clock Patience Fundraising on Indiegogo

Want a free copy of Midnight Peaches, Two O’Clock Patience?  Visit http://www.indiegogo.com and search Midnight Peaches and place a donation of $25 or up.  Make a pledge before Jan. 9, 2012. Donors who make a pledge of $25 or more will receive… Read More