Unyielding

I am sitting across from my cousin Leecee on a balmy Thursday evening, sipping on rum punch. Her luminous, almond-shaped brown eyes glow as she animatedly fills me in on her new position and regales me with tales of working on The Hill. It is hard to believe that this is the little girl who […]

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Not Born To Breed-Part II

It’s been a little over ten years since my daughter was born. During that time I’ve heard a constant question from my friends and family: so when are you going to have another one? The issue of the environment that said child would be coming into is never a concern to those who pressure me […]

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Not Born To Breed-Part I

*Over the past two years I have¬†thought about writing an open, no-holds barred post on my experiences with pregnancy and motherhood as an African-American woman from a lower-income, urban background. A post that I read from a sista on Facebook last week finally gave me the courage to do so. With ‘Not Born to Breed’ […]

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