(#MCW Death)

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I am dead to me. I should back up. What I mean is I am not the same person I was 11 years ago. I have rehearsed the embrace of the new me in hopes of manifesting true acceptance. But there are parts of me —the dead me…

A week after my grandfather passed, I found myself going through a vintage, avocado-green, hard suitcase full of pictures. My eyes beamed with joy to see my father and Aunt Mary as small children; to see my grandmother as a young woman. In almost every photo, she posed like a…

Due to the pandemic, my wife and I are working from home. She’s an elementary school counselor. Sometimes I can hear her in the back room with her small groups. It’s cute to hear how she interacts with children.

I overheard her reading behind the closed door. They were talking…

On Thursday, September 3, 2020, Jessica A. Krug who has claimed many Afro-descended identities throughout her adult life and taught African and Latin American Studies at George Washington University, admitted to being a white Jewish woman from Kansas City.

Under false pretenses, she managed to use her fake black identity…

I’ll be honest: Before the Harvey Weinstein allegations, I had not heard of Tarana Burke or #MeToo, or the detailed account of one 13-year-old’s experience with sexual abuse that Burke says once rendered her — the lead voice of the polarizing #MeToo movement — speechless.

Sexual abuse is not exactly…

On February 23, 2020, in Glynn County, Georgia, Travis and Greg McMichael jumped into their white pickup truck and stalked a young black man, Ahmaud Arbery, while he jogged.

Travis and Greg demanded that Ahmaud stop. When he didn’t comply, the father and son duo acted like thugs terrorizing the…

Dorothy Lennon

Stringing my thoughts together in hopes of telling a story. Part-time college instructor, and a writer channeling Lynn from Girlfriends with too many degrees.

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