Category: Daughters

#JusticeForKenneka: 6 Lessons for Women

#JusticeForKenneka: 6 Lessons for Women
By Zondra Hughes Here’s what we know for sure: KENNEKA JENKINS, 19, went to a hotel party with friends; a day later, she was found dead in a freezer. What transpired from the elevator ride to the party on the 9th floor of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center., to Kenneka’s final... Read more »

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown

Inside Domestic Abuse: Scarves by Gina Brown
(Editor’s note: We connected with Gina Brown on Twitter; we love her work and wanted to share.) I used to wear scarves because I wanted to Then I wore scarves because I had to Pink boxes were your white flag Flowers and cookies always hidden in a bag You bruise so easily, you said As... Read more »

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom
By Nicole Harding Thirty years ago, I became a 15-year-old mom. Even as I type this it seems unbelievable to me. Fifteen? Mom? Where would I get the strength to raise a baby and, well, finish raising myself? I made a mental pact in those first few days of motherhood:  I would be strong and... Read more »
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Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?

Why Body-Shame a MISSING 12-Year-Old Girl?
 Note: Out of respect to the 12-year-old child, we will not post her picture here. By Nicole Harding What does 12 look like? Why does it matter? Last week the news went out that a 12-year-old girl was missing and the news report stated that she was probably with a 15-year-old. The local press was... Read more »

Go Get My Damn Sisters!

Go Get My Damn Sisters!
by Dawgelene “Dr Dawj” Sangster– When I was 9, a family moved next door to me in our home in Englewood that had several children; one of which was a girl my age. She and I quickly became friends and played together daily. We would laugh and talk about everything that we thought was important... Read more »

The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex

The Day I Learned My Daughter Was Having Sex
THAT DREADFUL DAY By Kym B. I don’t know about you, but the day I found out my daughter was having sex with her boyfriend was devastating to me.  I was heartbroken.  And, I’m not sure why it affected me as much.  She was in her early 20s and in college.  Nevertheless the mixed emotions... Read more »
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