My Commitment to Allyship: A Non-Black Mother’s Reflection on Juneteenth

Note: this blog post has been adapted from a Facebook/Instagram post that I shared earlier this month. I’m going to preface this by saying: I’ve gone back and forth quite a bit on what I should share in light of the recent events highlighting police brutality and systemic oppression against the Black community in the… Read More My Commitment to Allyship: A Non-Black Mother’s Reflection on Juneteenth

Returning to Work, or Why I Had an Impromptu Cry Fest in the Middle of My Kitchen

It’s here. After almost five and a half months of maternity leave, I’m finally returning to work. I knew that this day was going to be filled with a bunch of emotions — but, despite everyone’s warnings, I couldn’t have anticipated how intensely those emotions would hit me. Honestly, there’s a part of me that’s… Read More Returning to Work, or Why I Had an Impromptu Cry Fest in the Middle of My Kitchen

The Kid with the Long-Ass Name: Why I Gave My Son My Last Name

While we prepared for our son’s arrival, Reggie and I would have long discussions about potential names, just like every other couple. But we had an added complication: what would his last name be? You see, I have something to confess: in case my extensive social media presence didn’t tip you off, I never took… Read More The Kid with the Long-Ass Name: Why I Gave My Son My Last Name