Accident of Birth

My Grandma left her home in the rural South in the early 1950s. Grandma was part of the flood of Black Mississippians’ who poured North during the Great Migration. She initially settled in Illinois, where she met a fellow Mississippi migrant named Willie. Grandma and Willie would have three children, two girls, and one boy. […]

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Stranger Than Fiction

In “When She Woke,” Hillary Jordan crafts an updated version of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” The novel is set in the dystopian United States, where: Roe v Wade has been overturned by the Supreme Court. Women who live in states where abortion is illegal are arrested for murder and convicted. The United States is […]

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Parent Life: Another One?

I’m quite serious when I say I’m a member of Team No New Kids, but my choice is rarely respected and understood. In today’s vlog I share my frustration with the constant pressure to have more children.    

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