If we don’t have the rights over our own bodies then what is the point? While reading Chanel Miller’s Know My Name, I was preoccupied with the theme of body and how our bodies relate to the world in terms of ownership. For those of you who don’t know Chanel Miller was (is?) Emily Doe,… Continue reading Know My Name: Who owns a woman’s body?
Lately, books have been leaving me more confused about life than helping me to seek clarity. But I guess that is more of a sign of growth than anything. What I’m talking about today isn’t as profound as finding meaning in human connection, rather than division, as the books I have been reading lately have… Continue reading What Women Want
During these times of social distancing, I wanted to share some book recommendations you can read/listen to during your time spent at home. Let me know if you have read any of the books and we can start a virtual book club among strangers! Kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I want to give you… Continue reading Books to Dismantle the Patriarchy
I’ve written before about how growing up, I was not happy with being black. When I look back on how I thought of myself and the messages I internalized, I am sad and ashamed. Occasionally, I may revert to those awful thoughts, but it’s gotten a lot better. It’s funny (it’s actually not funny). As… Continue reading Coffee Will Make You Black and Womanish
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo is supposed to be a book about women and their desires. Desire to me is not about power differentials (well, excluding kinks). The women in these stories seem to only desire men who have power over them. They are affected by these awful relationships where they lack power, but it… Continue reading Journey of Gentleness