My thoughts on “Colorism”

It's sad that we're almost at the end of 2018, and yet this issue of "light-skinned" vs "dark-skinned" is still alive and thriving. So much so that the ridiculous concept has been given a name. "Colorism".  Alice Walker first coined this phrase in her 1983 book, "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" , where she defined … Continue reading My thoughts on “Colorism”

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When Life is in Transition…

Transition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. All of us, at one point in time or another, have found ourselves in a state of transition.  Some of these states of transition are by choice, others come from natural means, while others are unwillingly imposed upon us. I'm talking … Continue reading When Life is in Transition…

It’s time for “Real Talk”

Institutional racism, racial profiling, classism, gender and sexual orientation discrimination, colorism- these are  all constructed, yet irrefutable and substantive social issues that continue to follow us, from one generation to the next, with no apparent resolution or end in sight. And the thing is, not many people are willing to really talk about them. And when … Continue reading It’s time for “Real Talk”