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Daunte Wright: The Loss Of Another Black Man
For those of you who have not seen the news Daunte Wright was a 20 year old man that was pulled over in suburban Minneapolis on a "routine" traffic stop which resulted in his death via the police officer that stopped him. It is still early in the investigation and they are still pulling evidence and collecting the facts but the chief of police released a statement stating that the officer meant to fire her taser and not her gun.
You Grounded Your Feet And Blossomed
Baby Sister Jasmine To Jasmine You're the youngest of six kids and even though we are all grown you still have to put up with being the bunt of our jokes and pranks and constantly endure being called spoiled and bratty because you're the baby.
Loved A Fault In Our Stars?
Everyone goes through that time where they want to sit in front of a screen and watch a fully developed, emotionally charged, loving....tear jerker. You know, the movie where its so sickly sweet and romantic yet so real and relatable but always ends with you crying your heart out in your couch pillow. You also have the ones that are absolutely tragic and the only reason you subject yourself to such soul wrenching emotions is because you need a good cry.
What Is Lady Like?
When I used to hear the word lady like I'd think of reprimanding, scolding, and, quite honestly, the 18th century. I'd picture women in fluffy dresses with corsets who are constantly reminding each other to stay in their place. I'd think of my mother popping my hand telling me not to move a certain way because she decided to adorn me in a dress for the day. I'd remember teachers in school saying that I wasn't acting like a lady when my sassiness and strong opinion wasn't appreciated. Overall I viewed Lady Like as an undercover way of silencing a woman without out right telling her to be quiet.
A Mom Who's Willing To Buy Simplicity
As a single mom of two boys, who are under the age of seven, its positively imperative that everything is done in a timely manner, with the least amount of tears or tantrums. Like any parent its a juggling game between laundry, naps, cooking, work, soccer practice and everything else that we try and include in our daily schedules.
Unifying The Voices Of Women
Over the years the answer to what it means to be a woman has changed. Before to be a lady or a woman was to be soft spoken and reserved, to mostly be seen and not heard. There were roles and expectations placed that set us as women in a small box that was taped shut by society. We were expected to have and raise children, to marry, take care of households. and overall, to leave the hard stuff to the men.
Raising My Son's With The Future In Mind
As a mother of two boys, it’s particularly important for me to raise them to be strong understanding men. Men who do not walk around as if they are superior or better than anyone. Men who understand that it’s not okay to laugh when "friends" catcall, disrespect, or objectify women. Men who will stand up and reach out in whatever way they can when they see other men harming. Men who will understand that it’s never just a joke.
There's A difference Between A Lady And A Woman
A lady is timid, soft, gentle, and refined She's often overlooked and scared to speak her mind. A woman is Lively, reborn, fierce, and focused