In the December 6 episode, I sit down with my friend, community activist Amanda Veasy. She started her work years ago by serving unhoused folks food alongside her family, and she’s gradually expanded her efforts to include providing mental health services, hygiene needs, COVID testing and vaccines, and so much more, all under the umbrella…
Episode 104: Reconstruction with Dr. Meredith May
In the November 24 episode, I sit down for a frank conversation about Reconstruction with a historian, my friend Dr. Meredith May. With the insurrection from January still making news as various participants face trials, and with Thanksgiving upon us with its complicated history, this is a timely conversation. How, after all, can we make…
After reflecting on “build” at the end of 2021, I began to pray again for what my word would be. And after a few short weeks, one word kept coming back to me again and again…
December 3rd is the day! Sly Girl Publishing will be celebrating the launch of Peace by Piece: Unlearning Racial Bias at Books and Barrels in Downtown Longview!
Unintimidated: Ruth S. Wilson
This post is part of a year-long series. If you enjoy and learn from my writing, please contribute to support my full-time writing work via Patreon or Venmo. You can also purchase merch from TeeSpring or Bonfire, the proceeds from which enable me to continue this work. Between 1940 and 1945, millions of American women…
Episode 103: We Tried to Be a Bridge, with Tisha Grotemat
In the November 8 episode, I sit down for a candid conversation with my friend Tisha Grotemat. Our paths crossed last summer, and we embarked upon a journey of racial reconciliation together. We talk about the group we formed, the goal we set, and how we pivoted when we couldn’t quite reach the goal we…
Undaunted: Black Women who Shaped American History
When I envision a person who is undaunted, I see a person who feels fear and nonetheless keeps moving forward.
Episode 102: Peace by Piece with Candace Renee
In this week’s episode of Something True: An Honest Podcast, I sit down for a candid conversation with my sister-cousin Candace Renee to talk about where the name “Peace by Piece” came from.
Episode 101: Welcome to Something True
Good evening, y’all. I’m delighted to share with you that Something True: An Honest Podcast, Episode 1 arrived on October 10. Something True is an honest space to examine race, culture, faith, and all the components that inform our identities and shape our lives. I believe that telling the truth about who we are is…
Piece 52: Beloved
And just like Beloved re-entered Sethe’s life when Paul D. brought Sethe’s past with him to Sethe’s doorstep, every time Black Americans see an act of race-based violence in the news, our own ancestral ghosts appear.