The Red Couch: Too Heavy A Yoke Discussion

To learn more about Too Heavy A Yoke, please read the introductory post. Be sure to peruse The Nightstand in that post, which has resources for those wanting to learn more about the topic and themes of this month’s selection. When I found out we were reading Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of […]

The Red Couch: Too Heavy A Yoke INTRODUCTION

When I sat down to settle into Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women And The Burden Of Strength by Chanequa Walker-Barnes, I only got to the second sentence before I was wrecked: “Having recently crossed the threshold of my thirtieth birthday, I was in a state of physical and emotional crisis …” She goes on to explain […]

The Red Couch: I Am Malala Discussion

To learn more about I Am Malala, please read the introductory post. Be sure to peruse The Nightstand in that post, which has resources for those wanting to learn more about the topic and themes of this month’s selection. O Malalai of Maiwand, Rise once more to make Pashtuns understand the song of honor, Your poetic […]

The Red Couch: Life Path Discussion

To learn more about Life Path, please read the introductory post. Be sure to peruse The Nightstand in that post, which has resources for those wanting to learn more about the topic and themes of this month’s selection. After I got married, my parents drove up to our house with a trunk full of childhood memorabilia. […]

The Red Couch: Life Path Introduction

I first began keeping a journal when I was about eight years old. Fueled by a desire to capture my thoughts and a growing obsession with the Brontë sisters, I began what was to become a lifelong habit. Regularly scribbling my thoughts into notebook after notebook. Pen and paper became needle and thread, carefully stitching […]