Giving In

These are tough times, don’t we all know it. What an extraordinary experience we’re living through. Not only is there an excess of information, but it can be confusing to understand and difficult to process day after day. There is certainly a fluttering range of emotions coming to the surface since the advent of COVID-19….

For Emme

The most important thing a White mother of a multiracial child can do is to become embedded in communities of colour, that is, to create or become part of the communities where your child can have her experience of the world reflected back to her. How have you taken the initiative to do so, and…

A Mother, Separation & Quarantine

She waves goodbye to him from the front door then turns on her heels to throw herself into my arms, “I missed you, Mama.” I brave a big smile, hoping my cheeks cut off the tear ducts. Oh, how I missed you too, sweet one. Olive is two, I’m twenty-nine, and two weeks into quarantine…

Eating Disorder Pregnancy

I was five months into eating disorder recovery when I discovered that I was pregnant. It wasn’t totally unexpected – there was an element of predetermination in our first pregnancy, which I was thankful for. What I didn’t expect, however, was the fact that it happened fast. Faster than I had probably hoped. I knew I wanted children,…

In Conversation With Bolaji Idakoji of Khojo Kids

First, I need to ask, how are you doing mama? I am not okay. This phrase has been floating around recently, but allow me to explain why I feel this way. I have outstanding Black men all around me. Some older, some younger, and it troubles me that I feel helpless in preventing them from…

Colours of Black Beauty

Black says I’m beautiful Black says I’m hurt Black says I’m happy Black says I shine Black says I’m alive Black says I’m magic Black makes me proud Black shows my strength Black knows I’m equal Black has empathy Black respects my grind Black unites my people Black says no to pain Black wants to…