Tag: race

Juneteenth: A White Mom’s Primer

I want to tell you about my daughter. She is a teenager now - stunningly gorgeous, and more woman than child. She is kind...

I Have to Play By Different Rules

There was an incident a few months ago. My son and I were outside. My house alarm went off and I didn’t turn it...

From Exhausted to Energized: Reflecting on OKC’s Demand Justice Rally

Let’s face it, the past few weeks have been emotionally trying for most people. We’ve been in the midst of a global pandemic, socially...

5 Ways Allyship is Like Helping a Friend Grieve

By now, most of us have developed, or are in the process of developing, effective language for supporting a friend through a crisis. Whether...

The Conversation We Can’t Afford to Avoid

When our children are born, they are like empty vessels. For the first few years, we parents like to think that we are the...

Talking to Children About Race: Facing the Elephant in the Room

Discussions with my boys about race has always been in the abstract. More akin to a current events class than anything else.  They have...