I Wrote This Back in June; I Guess I’ve Had the Babies on My Brain All Summer

Yesterday & Today: Just Some Monday Afternoon Thoughts on the Myriad Complications of Michelle-ing  I am participating in an interactive art installation titled "Fallout" at a museum in my home city.* The installation is an interrogation of the concept of protection as it relates to public life in America. The creators of the installation are … Continue reading I Wrote This Back in June; I Guess I’ve Had the Babies on My Brain All Summer

Love Is a Battlefield: Why I Am Reflecting on the State of America Rather Than My Baby Girl on the Eve of Her 10th Birthday

What doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?  From the Book of Micah Ten years ago today, I gave birth to a 6 lb. 15 oz. baby girl that her father and I rather casually named Micaiah. This is the whole … Continue reading Love Is a Battlefield: Why I Am Reflecting on the State of America Rather Than My Baby Girl on the Eve of Her 10th Birthday

Back Like Cooked Crack

I tried really hard to do the "right" thing. To put blogging on the back burner so I could devote myself more fully to searching for a full-time job. I locked up this blog, started another anonymous one, and began combing the employment sites. I reworked then re-reworked my resume. I reached out to the … Continue reading Back Like Cooked Crack

Connecting Thots: Linking Carolyn Bryant to Kellyanne Conway on that Goddamn Couch to the Need for Black People to Be More Woke in Three Arduous Steps

I'm going to cast my web wide and then pull it in slowly, so bear with me, please. I want to touch on a lot of things in this post, like Donald Trump in a dressing room full of beauty pageant contestants. I'll wend my way to Kellyanne Conway and what my sister would refer … Continue reading Connecting Thots: Linking Carolyn Bryant to Kellyanne Conway on that Goddamn Couch to the Need for Black People to Be More Woke in Three Arduous Steps

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Out of the Mouths of Babes Series

The Out of the Mouths of Babes series of posts is intended to serve as a place where real women of color can talk truth about female life with passion, wisdom, honesty, and insight. Submissions of articles, think pieces, interviews, essays, poems, stories, and even videos to this series are more than welcome. They just need to … Continue reading CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Out of the Mouths of Babes Series

Babe Alert: Eris Eady

I first met this amazing young woman when she was in high school. She might've been a junior. She was already busting people's heads in poetry slams all over the city of Cleveland, though. Her poetry was so breathtakingly real, I was either laughing, crying, or hallowing whenever I heard her. Eris's gift was - … Continue reading Babe Alert: Eris Eady

Babe Alert: Deep Roots Jessica

Last year, I wrote a post in which I debated whether I should call myself a “feminist” or come up with a different name for the woman-centered views that I hold and work I aspire to do (to help to internally build up black women and other women of color). It probably seemed random to the followers that … Continue reading Babe Alert: Deep Roots Jessica

Babe Alert: Michelle R. Smith

As the originator and editor of this site, I felt it would only be right if I put myself through my own paces and disclosed some of the things about me that I am going to ask my future interviewees to expose about themselves. I also think it's important to let you--the readers--know who I … Continue reading Babe Alert: Michelle R. Smith

Introducing: The Out of the Mouths of Babes Series

Last June, I launched a second blog - Out of the Mouths of Babes - that I devoted exclusively to women of color, to serve as a "place [they can] talk truth about female life with passion, wisdom, honesty, & insight." I was really excited by the concept, and I really wanted to do amazing things with … Continue reading Introducing: The Out of the Mouths of Babes Series