Why We Love Nina Simone: An Appreciation Post

From my own experience in the social justice space, I can tell you that good, life-changing and successful movement work comes at a price, and sometimes with sacrifice. From what I learned Simone lost her music career fighting for our people and we should never forget what these women (and men) sacrificed for us in order to move society forward.

Lessons in Womanhood, from a Womanist

I have a younger sister and although she is living a very different life than I was at her age, I still think that there are tons of life lessons that I can share with her at this point to ensure that she can be in a position to make better choices than the ones I made for my own life. Not saying I made the most terrible choices, but I’ve gotten some bumps and scrapes along the way.