When the boy child was 5 years old, he called me ‘Blackie’ and proudly told me that his friend from school told him that ‘Blackie’ was another word for Black people. To say I was shocked, upset, angry was an understatement. That moment, that time the boy child called my a racial slur, was my awakening. Aside from the racial […]
My own family tree is a network of blank spots and unanswered questions.
I don’t know any black parent who doesn’t struggle to find books with characters that their child can relate to. So that’s why when I came across the book I am Truly. I snapped it up. I picked it purely on instinct. I looked at the cover and saw a little black girl and thought, that looks like my girl…I […]