Month: February 2017

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

I Almost Got Kicked Out of Macedonia Cinemark Taking Notes on This Movie, so, However Many Weeks Later, This is What I Thought About While Watching ‘Hidden Figures’

I live in a house located at the intersection of American Citizenship Avenue right before it turns into Black Woman Boulevard, where it crosses Motherhood Mount, right before it turns into Writers Way. It's an exhausting place to live sometimes. American is a ridiculously busy street where the traffic moves at an excruciatingly slow pace, and the … Continue reading I Almost Got Kicked Out of Macedonia Cinemark Taking Notes on This Movie, so, However Many Weeks Later, This is What I Thought About While Watching ‘Hidden Figures’

Daily Prompt: Seriousness

via Daily Prompt: Seriousness I am beginning to doubt the seriousness of Americans that say they want to stop Trump. There - I said it. I don't believe the Democrats. I don't believe the so-called moderate members of the GOP. I don't believe the women. I don't believe the black people. I don't believe the undocumented … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Seriousness