The White Mamas

Middle aged, middle class, white woman from the midwest. Biggest demographic group around, right? Right. Except for one thing. No one in my world understands what it is like to be white and have children who are not white, not really, no one but other white mamas of brown babies. When my husband finally stoppedContinue reading “The White Mamas”

Women of a Certain Age: Five Ways

I am two minutes from turning 50, maybe three. I pictured my post-kid world as full of opportunity and new horizons, but here’s the truth: that’s not the way the system works. It’s rigged. Women, especially middle aged women, are still clawing our way out of the valley of misogyny and trying to pave overContinue reading “Women of a Certain Age: Five Ways”

Fighting About the Bleeding

I admit it. Black Lives Matter was a hard sell for me. The lives I love the most in this world are the lives of my kids and my husband. Those are Asian lives. Watching pop culture racist jokes hurled by Black celebrities at Asian people just made me angrier. Chris Rock can go suck anContinue reading “Fighting About the Bleeding”