The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.” ― Shirley Chisholm When I was about 11 or 12 I saw my cousin get her face punched in by her husband in front of an abandoned gas station. It was a warm summer night and the normally loud Brooklyn neighborhood was uncharacteristically quiet save for two crack … Continue reading Unlearning Patriarchy: The Deconstruction of Traditional Gender Roles
We all have secrets, things we may not be proud of, things we keep to ourselves because we don’t want to risk hurting someone we love. In Latino culture we are taught from a very early age not to air our dirty laundry. Los trapos sucios se lavan en casa. We are never to discuss in public that which happens behind closed doors even … Continue reading The Stories That Bind Us: How do we tell our stories without telling the stories of others?
KABOOM guess who stepped in the room Method man was blazing as soon as that blow hit her face She didn’t realize at first what hit her Until she looked up and saw the knuckles attached to the hand Attached to the body of that man The man who swore he would love her forever Take care of her and always hold her The same … Continue reading Love Hurts
Earlier this week, Oprah gave her viewers a first hand look into the mind of child molesters. They talked about why they do it, how they do it, and who they choose as their victims. It was an eye opening show that I suggest anyone with children in their home watch (Oprah Talks to Child Molesters) as it shed some light into the dark and dysfunctional … Continue reading What Would You Do If Someone Hurt Your Child???