White Power. When I was sixteen, I was raped by a Latino man. When I went to a friend’s house to talk to her about it, her white brother said “white power,” while raising his fist. When I looked at him with shock, and said “excuse me?” he responded with “That’s what you said to Mario.” The truth is that I hadn’t said those words, … Continue reading I Was Not Born To Bow or Curtsy To a White Woman…Happy #InternationalWomensDay
I realized that this year I didn’t and have not tried to celebrate the last four years of writing this blog, and the reason for that is because I don’t know precisely when I started the blog. I know that I started it sometime in January of 2018 but that’s just a guesstimate. The truth is that when I first started writing this blog, I … Continue reading Four Years Of Loud Mouth Brown Girl…Celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth by Celebrating My Own Journey
Every year from February 1st, to the 28th, people celebrate the history of Black people, one of the most marginalized groups of people on the planet. Millions of unarmed Black people have been murdered in the last four hundred years, there are so many that I don’t have space to learn all their names, but if you’d like to know their names simply search “Unarmed … Continue reading It’s #BlackHistoryMonth…But What Does That Mean? How Do We “Celebrate” Four Hundred Years Of Oppression?
So, I recently joined this group of amazing women, and one of them challenged us to celebrate Black History month by offering up a blogging challenge. Today is day one, and the challenge is to find ten Black inventors and learn about their inventions. Being that I am Jamaican, I of course love learning about the history of my ancestors, so of course I had … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Part One