Maybe if you’re white and support police brutality. But not if you’re a BIPOC or an ally. But if you support the murderer of EJ Bradford Jr. still working on the same police force then yeah, I suppose Hoover, Alabama is the best place to live in Alabama. I guess it could be a great … More Best City in Alabama, huh?
I learned about Marian Anderson It was my second grade class in 1976 and we learned about this remarkable opera singer who fought racial prejudice to sing opera and Carnegie Hall and then for President FDR at the Lincoln Memorial. I don’t have a lot of memories of my school years from when I was … More My First Black History Lesson
Let me start this off by saying that I cherish each and every one of you, whether I’ve just met you recently or have known you for a long time (some since childhood). You wouldn’t be my friend if we didn’t have one thing in common: a respect for life in all its myriad shapes, … More An Open Letter to My White Friends
…FOR ACTUALLY BEING SHOT. OR LIVING WHILE BLACK. I’m trying to recognize my privilege while also realizing that I can care, can be an ally, and want to help but also deal with my own anxiety and depression and C-PTSD. I get overwhelmed. I buckle under. I fall to pieces. And none of it has anything … More IF YOU’RE TIRED OF WAKING UP AND HEARING NEWS OF PEOPLE BEING SHOT FOR BEING BLACK, IMAGINE HOW THEY FEEL…
I’ve been trying without success in getting the media, any media, or…anyone really to pay any attention to the protests happening in Hoover, Alabama. I get it, people are just fucking tired of hearing about Black Lives Matter. Well, you know what? Too fucking bad. EJ Bradford mattered. He mattered to his family. He mattered … More Hoover Killed EJ
A year ago, I was headed to DC to march against the incoming administration and EXACTLY the kind of crap that’s happened. Let’s shut the government down because we’re not going to fund children’s healthcare or keep DREAMers unless the WALL is built *among other things*. Today — not one march planned in my … More All is as it should be.
There are many viral posts making the rounds from WOC (women of color) or indigenous women that were at the Women’s March on Washington or other cities this past weekend. These posts are admonishments to the white women that have just now decided to rise up and fight for rights that WOC (I am going … More To “Beckywiththepinkhat” from another Becky with a pink hat
I was chatting with a friend, and she asked how I was. “Meh”, was my reply. “What’s ‘meh’?” Meh. Meh is – I’m tired. So tired of fighting for peace (it’s not an oxymoron), and freedom, and the same rights that others have, and now I’ll have to fight just to survive. I’m tired. For … More I’m So Tired
Last night, I started watching “The Man in the High Castle” on Amazon again. Consider it “research” on how to survive the coming years; and not just the next four, as the ramifications of this election will linger on well past my lifetime. Combine our political climate with that of Brexit and the resurgence of … More We Survive, We Always Do