August 29th, 201553
We Wear the Mask
WE wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,
And mouth with myriad subtleties.
Two years ago, I worked with someone who greeted me daily with, “I am trying to feel you out.” I thought it...
July 29th, 201567
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sandra, are you Haitian? You don't look Haitian. Oh, you're from another country. You listen to New Kids on the Block. You're not Black. Throughout my elementary, middle, and high school years,...