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About visAbleblackwoman

Making Black Women’s stories visible to preserve our legacies .

I am not your social justice Mammy.

  About 4 years ago, after an experience at a training I was assisting a former liberal white female friend who was leading a training (where I was one of perhaps 3 Black Women out of the hundreds of women … Continue reading

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Be the friend who is actually there. Suicide is grounded in a feeling of isolation. We live in a society where the cowardice of social grace is the norm. Our culture celebrates the illusion of happiness and avoids reality by … Continue reading

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Don’t Follow Black Women…Nourish Us. Please.

The phrase “follow Black Women” should be modified to “Nourish Black Women”. Continue reading

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Black Women in Service? Well first…

I am a single child free single woman, I live in NY city and there are days where the only men who speak to me…are asking me for money. Continue reading

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When You Believe in the Power of Imagination

Once a month on Sundays when I’m in NYC, I try to make it to meditation class.   One of my favorite meditation teachers is Kadam Morten Clausen.  Kadam Morten is the  Resident Teacher at KMC-NYC, Eastern US National Spiritual Director for … Continue reading

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The power of Active Silence and Embracing that the Problem…is always Me.

  I was a runner.  My Mom has always been a spanker.  Because of my inability to be silent in the face of perceived injustice…as a kid, I got spankings several times a week.  My older brother would come home … Continue reading

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Oxygen Masks…Cutting cords

135 Black Women die every day of heart disease. Scores of  black men women and children are shot yearly by police. Black Women, Men and Children coexist with systemic racism each day of our lives in America. Our ancestors were … Continue reading

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