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Could All the White Moms Please Stand Up?

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First, let me begin by saying I know that this moment in our lives is one of the scariest, most chaotic, and anxiety-ridden times...

Juneteenth: A White Mom’s Primer

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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

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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

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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

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

A Black Little Mermaid is Precisely the Little Mermaid We Need

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Thirty years ago, I met a plucky, inquisitive redhead and decided she was my soulmate. She loved collecting weird things and bucking the status...

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

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

When the World is a Scary Place

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For the second night in a row the violence in our broken world has me lying awake. Heartbroken over the condition of our country....

Teaching Children to Embrace Diversity

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We have seen the news story and disturbing video that came out recently involving one of our universities, and I know that it has saddened...