How a panic attack gave me a front-row view of race, healthcare, and mental health

I hold a fear that I will find myself, like so many in my family, seeking answers from healthcare providers only to receive dismissive responses that delay life-saving diagnoses.

Fatphobia, Cultural Appropriation, and Other Touchpoints in American Yoga: A Review of Jessamyn Stanley’s ‘Yoke’

After reading Yoke, I can’t say that I have all the answers – but doling out answers isn’t the point of the book. More often than not, Stanley doesn’t recommend a path of action or a road to follow. Instead, she offers her own personal self-examination as a path for the reader to take or leave.

We Could All Be Free: Critical Race Theory and Schools

At a recent school board meeting, a cadre of mostly white conservative Christians spoke against critical race theory. I couldn’t help but hear their fear that CRT will endanger their freedom. But the truth, as the saying goes, will set us free – and it’s time we start telling it.

Redefining Minimalism with Christine Platt of The Afrominimalist

Minimalism isn’t just about white walls and sparsely furnished rooms, says Christine Platt of the Afrominimalist. It’s about living with intention. Her new book explores her vibrant take on minimalism and delves into the emotional and cultural reasons behind why we hang to so much stuff.