Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ask LIE: How do we address microaggressions at our children’s schools?

Dear Love Isn’t Enough. As the new school year approaches my husband and I are again finding that we need to address race issues within the school system. My stepkids are teenagers in high school and more of these issues … Continue reading

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We’re Not About That Hug Life

Well, we are, but we aren’t. Anyone who has seen Tiny Smalls and I together, or her with her dad, they’d know that we are really affectionate. She’s all about the hugs and the sugar (that’s kiss for those of … Continue reading

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Quoted: Even When A Study Talks About the Harm of Spanking Many Adults Still in Denial

Renee at Womanist Musings writes about spanking in the black community: Spankings are often posited as the solution to the high drop out rate, teen pregnancy, and of course the high incarceration rate. If this was really the solution, would … Continue reading

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A love poem for single mothers

originally published at Crunk Feminist Collective Hey girl, I’m calling Cause I got your text Seems you might need a hug And a minute to vent So you spent one more night Trying to find the words To explain that … Continue reading

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No, I’m Not Her Mammy, Thanks

I’ve been a mama for eight years, nine if you consider the 36 weeks my uterus was being rented out by my daughter Tiny Smalls. I’ve been a Black woman for over three decades and have experienced various levels of … Continue reading

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Gender-fluid piece in NYT insulting to girls and women

Written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Margot Magowan; originally published at Reel Girl The New York Times piece on gender-fluid kids reinforces so many stereotypes, I’ve got to go through them. Let’s start with sentence #1: The night before Susan … Continue reading

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