Birthing an Identity for Everyone Else

The majority of married women of childbearing age are no doubt familiar with the incessant nagging of their parents to have a child. They want to be grandparents, after all, and only you can make that happen. I too am no stranger to these pleas, and not only from my parents, but also—to a much-filtered…

Brown Girl Doing Brown Things: An Introduction

When I’m asked by my non-Brown friends why I don’t do yoga or wear shawls more often, I always say I don’t want to be “that brown girl who does brown things.” There’s a self-consciousness and a deep desire to belong and fit in that come with being different (especially in this political climate). I…