Author Archives: visAbleblackwoman

About visAbleblackwoman

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

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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#getfree Challenge June- Anger

Last week I went to a yoga workshop.  The title…Race, Trauma & Well Being: times that call for love led by Angel Kyodo Williams, Hala Khouri, and Kerri Kelly.  Hearing the actual level of wealth inequality between black and white people … Continue reading

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Warning Label…

I went to see Suzanne Lori Parks play Venus tonight, it’s the story of the South African woman Sarah Baartman who was enslaved by profiteers who exploited her as a side show act because of her, compared to European standards … Continue reading

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Soft Enough to Bend and Grow

I look back at my recent past experiences with relationships and I see how weak I was with the facade of “strong black woman”. Continue reading

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Don’t wait Participate! 4-2-17 NYC Actions

In the spirit of Maxine Waters…speak truth to power.
Speak up. Act up. Resist. Rise up. Support and be relentless in radical acts of Self Care.

Here’s a list of diverse actions you can take This WEEK from your couch or actually showing up in person, to be a part of creating the change that you wanna see in this country. Continue reading

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I am not Your Work Horse.

Artwork by timokamura.com African American women are more than just “strong”.  Our very existence is a miracle. I’ve always known true American history.  My grandfather, a sharecropper from Kingstree, South Carolina told me stories about black people being lynched, their … Continue reading

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A lesson: Christianity, Paganism & Beyoncé

Photo from US magazine Okay, so…some rabid Christian woman that Beyonce’s performance was sinful on a thread that called Beyonce’s performance “stunning calling Beyonce’s performance Sinful… So I chose to write this: Stunning. Those who don’t understand, it’s sad. What … Continue reading

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Beyoncé Lioness…Goddess…Thank You.

I wrote this post on my facebook page…but really…it’s a blog. The American entertainment industry loves to portray African American women as weak mothers with broken families. While it glorifies the White mother. Just look at all the TV shows … Continue reading

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What Do I love about Being Black- Sisterhood

I now understand why  “woke” black women call each other…Sister.  Those moments when we are out there in the empire alone…a sister will shine some light with a look or a smile or a hello that is like an infusion … Continue reading

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