I heard about this novel Yellow Wife by Sedeqa Johnson. I noticed that people were becoming overwhelmingly emotional. Not in a typical “I love this book” type of way, but with grave conviction.
You are growing into consciousness, and my wish for you is that you feel no need to constrict yourself to make other people comfortable.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me’ I believe that sometimes society unfairly imposes rules that can be restrictive and frustrating. These rules can sometimes be grounded in our insecurities, fears, and… Continue Reading →
My son’s school canceled class due to inclement weather. Last year’s stay-at-home mandate overwhelmed us, but now bunkering at home does not bother us. We know how to adjust and enjoy each other. John John’s new buzz word is “I’m bored”. Preschoolers like to discover new catchphrases and repeat them constantly. I decide to… Continue Reading →
Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman, addresses the issues of voting rights in the United States. To be honest, after reading this book, I felt disappointed in myself. When you truly understand the violence, assisatations, brutality, and murders that had to happen in order for a person to simply check a name on a ticket, you either begin to understand and revere the privilege you have to be able to vote; or, you begin to understand how entitled and self absorbed you have become
Living a healthy lifestyle should not be hard or confusing. What started as a food frustration has become an awakening. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan has been there for me in this time of food “awakening”. This book deals with the complexities of the food on our plate.