You Can Change Your Mind: How 2 Black Men and a Sea of Angry White People Changed Mine

You Can Change Your Mind: How 2 Black Men and a Sea of Angry White People Changed Mine

I am not arrogant enough to think that I have it all right, that I know the answers, or that I have the power to change hardened hearts and minds. My hope in writing out my story is that it will resonate with white people who are confused, softened, starting to question long-held beliefs.  And [...]

It All Started in 1997

It All Started in 1997

It was October 1997, and I had just turned thirteen. The red ink at the top of my English homework was life-changing in a way that Mrs. Padgett never could have known.  “Wow! … You have a talent with words!” I don’t remember my first reaction when I read that statement. Reading it now, my [...]

Living with the 10%

Today's Appointment I received great news today at my oncology appointment, but only after surviving a few breathless, tense moments as my doctor read through some lengthy notes from the radiologist who examined my CT scan. How my appointments usually go: Dr. Reddy walks in, shakes my hand, and sits down at the computer. We [...]

A Love Letter to My Martin Girls (and a quick update!)

I can't believe it is already May 1st. My residents here in Martin Hall are packing up, and over the course of the next few days, they will finish their finals and head out toward summer adventures. Sentimental tears have filled my eyes several times recently. We have been through a lot together! Most of this building [...]