Decolonizing a National Holiday

On July 1, the SheLoves community gathered to ask the question: How do we decolonize national holidays? For far too long, history has been whitewashed and the truth has been hidden and ignored. Historically, July 1 is celebrated as Canada Day. On July 4, the United States will celebrate Independence Day. Both days mark the […]

When A White Jesus Is Present

A few years back, when I was visiting my family in India, I remember my grandfather turning to my seven-year-old cousin and pointing to his arm. “Look at the color of your skin,” he said. “You are lighter than most. White is the color of God and black is the color of the devil! Make […]

Pave the Way, Freedom Fighters

Dear Freedom Fighters, The ones who are out on the streets and the ones who are demanding justice and accountability. We see you. We see your grief, your anguish, your outrage, your fear. We see you show up in spite of it and because of it. We hear you say their names and refuse to […]

The Feminine Power In and Around You

Stage 1: Observe I can’t pinpoint when I started to experience and resonate with Feminine Power. However I can remember observing it in my grandmother as a young girl. My grandmother has a 10th grade education and never held a formal job title. I used to think she was stern and uncompromising, with little tolerance […]

You Are An Immaculate Measure Of Grace

A Short Blessing For The New Year (Especially For Women of Color): You are an immaculate measure of grace. Every fiber, every molecule, every atom that builds and holds you together, tells the story of how truly magnificent your presence on this earth is. The space you take up is the space you bless. Your […]