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A salute to white mamas

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A salute to white mamas

Having a child of colour in this country is a big responsibility, it is more than being a mum. A white mum of a brown child must learn so much, they must constantly navigate being a permanent ally in a world they do not fully understand. They need to teach their child how to be brown when they themselves are not, all the while learning from the very children they are teaching.

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How do we make safe spaces after the pandemic?

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How do we make safe spaces after the pandemic?

By safe I don’t just mean free from physical violence (although that is of course important) I mean safe to be themselves. No need to code switch, no worries about micro aggressions, not thinking that their gestures or tone may be misconstrued.

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How do you overcome fear?

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How do you overcome fear?

I was afraid. In fact, I questioned her and said I wasn’t sure it was the right thing to post (something I have never done before). She said “This is who you are, don’t be scared”

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Are black women more angry?

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Are black women more angry?

 "Men are allowed to be angry as a performance of masculinity. White women are allowed to be angry as a clarion call. So black women should be encouraged to express their anger as well, particularly in the face of injustice."

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You Did Something Great

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You Did Something Great

A long time ago … This is how fairy tales start. With a female dreaming of something, something better than what she has.

This is how my fairy tale starts.

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