Courageous testimony in the #MeToo era

“Here, pin this in your bra,” my grandmother would tell me when I was leaving the house on a date, or going out with female friends to places where boys would be present. The item she handed me with a safety-pin was one of her personal cloth handkerchiefs knotted with a dime inside. The dime […]

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Success, despite growing up separate and unequal

  This is me dressed as a milkmaid (for some program at school, no doubt) on the steps of my grandmother’s house in Savannah I grew up in Savannah, in Georgia’s coastal area, at a time when there were two societies — one black and one white. It would take me decades to learn just […]

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