When We Lament

The days following the American election plunged me into lament. Everything around me was in grayscale; everything in me was melancholy. Yet full-scale lament was premature because the worst hadn’t happened yet. What I witnessed on election night was the first fracture in the wall, not the total crumbling of the city that Daughter Zion […]

We Start at a Loss

I am at a loss. In the aftermath of the U.S. election I see the national terrain differently. I see people differently. The veneer is gone. I can’t unsee what’s been revealed. I made time to lament for seven days. Black was all I saw, all I felt, and so all I wore. The grief […]

We Need to Talk About Race, I’ll Go First

I want to say everything and nothing, all at once. My country feels dangerous right now. And because I am white I did not notice the danger until 22 years into my privileged life. At 22, I was living in a primarily black neighborhood in New Orleans. My black nephew was two years old. I […]

Let’s Rise Together

I am always looking for a great book to read. When I was with my dear friend Lisa Bevere last month she told she had just finished reading a book that captivated her so greatly that she was truly saddened as she neared the end of it because of the amazing people she had encountered […]

The Shalom of Sisters in #Formation

“When I first saw tap-dancing, I immediately got it: The righteousness of being able to make so much noise with your feet.” Shalom Harlow, Canadian model and actress Yesterday, my husband posted a video on my Facebook wall along with a simple, “You’re welcome.” Let me explain. Our marriage is comprised of two different narratives: The […]