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More Love, More Justice

More Love, More Justice

"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public."- Cornel West Wow, what a thought invoking phrase. One that could be interpreted and debated in so many ways, depending on the lens through which we see the world. I have much to learn about Cornel West. I saw this phrase a while back and it really stuck with me. "Justice is what love looks like in public." I wondered if my interpretation of the words aligned with the way the author intended them to be interpreted. In my continuing search for truths, I imagined this phrase must surely be calling to...


The Moth

The Moth

One day a caterpillar just living her best life, crunching leaves and scooching across twigs said, "Ah, this is life; This is as good as it gets." And she feasted joyfully. After days of feasting, the caterpillar felt a stirring, a feeling of new sensations bubbling within her cylindrical plumpness. A perplexing thing happened. The mouth that once only found satisfaction and nourishment from crunching leaves discovered a new sense of satisfaction - creating silk! "Wow! Who knew?" thought our friend. She didn’t admonish her mouth to continue leaf crunching, but followed this urge to spin silk. Slowly, carefully, she...


If We Are to Change the World...

If We Are to Change the World...

“We can’t let our future become our past if we are to change the world.” -Ben Harper It was 1994 when Ben Harper, a new musician and activist, released his “Welcome to the Cruel World” album, featuring empowering yet sorrowful songs like “How Many Miles Must We March?” which is where I found the quote for this art. His music was raw, truthful and touched me in the center of my soul.. Ben Harper's  “Like a King,” juxtaposed how far we claim we’ve come (Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream) with the reality of the L.A. police beating Rodney King, and...


You Can't Move Mountains by Whispering at Them

You Can't Move Mountains by Whispering at Them

  "You can't move mountains by whispering at them." ~ PinkI love this analogy of moving mountains, and I'd like to be a lifetime mountain mover. I LOVE this quote because it challenges me to remember to use my voice, a tool I have right here in my very own body. Moving mountains sounds a lot like moving huge, heavy ideas that are settled on a huge heavy foundation. It's a lot of work. But these foundations of white supremacy that have woven themselves into the very concept of "being a good person" are the reasons we WHISPER... "It's not polite to...


Listening Fully to the Voices of Black Women

Listening Fully to the Voices of Black Women

The Need for Change Bulldozed a Road Down the Center of My Mind. - Dr. Maya Angelou   This week, my voice isn't the most informed voice to share stories of the racial injustices that continue to oppress and harm Black people in the United States. I have much to learn about where I can be of authentic help, and I extend a deep Thank You to the authors of the stories below for sharing their wisdom, for sharing their pain, for sharing their humanness.  Here are a few powerful and insightful articles written by Black Women that I read this...