Last spring, I met my parents, great-aunt, and a cousin in Wortham, Texas, where my maternal grandmother and her siblings were raised. I did not know that by the end of 2021, my great-aunt, her sister, would perish – and that this trip would be her final trip back home. So when I recently found…
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Peace by Piece THEE Book
This weekend was long, strange, and very emotional for me. As a newly published author, who had partnered with a friend to embark on a new professional adventure for the both of us, I found myself in a position of feeling forced to separate my work from my friend and publisher. I’m a muddle of…
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!
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.
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.
Piece 51: Becoming
But the minute we learn of what we have gotten wrong, we can begin to course-correct and increase our chances of getting it right at the next available opportunity.
Piece 50: What is Racism?
The fear and apprehension around the topic of racism is so palpable that it’s no wonder we often shrink back from discussing it, let alone working actively toward eradicating it.
Piece 49: Reconstruction
America – our country, our home – needs a Reconstruction of both policy and ideology.
Piece 48: Affirmative
Did racist, partisan politicians who saw in Fisher an ideal candidate to be the face of their campaign wage a war of rhetoric?