less than occasional tweeter these days. Black. saved by grace. activist. #UNDISTRACTED host. @MSNBC contributor. @kidnoble’s +1. she/her. Ferguson forever.
Oct 4, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I’m working to replace my addiction to the grind with a commitment to discipline.
I don’t want to do more work.
I want to do my best work.
My best work requires far more sleep, boundaries, and wellness.
My best work will come when I am my most disciplined. Not when I just grind harder than the next.
Aug 30, 2018 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
'Self care' is more than massages, nail appointments and vacations.
It is therapy, health care, healthy relationships, authentic living, and saying no.
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation. And that is an act of political warfare.' - Audre Lorde.
I feel the need to say this after a conversation with a friend, as we discussed how poorly we've come to interpret that word. And as I've evolved in my own understanding, I am responsible to share what I learn.
Stop coming up to those of us with marginalized identities *after* the meeting and telling us how you “really appreciated” what we said or how you’re “sorry for how you were treated.”
SAY THAT IN THE MEETING.
It is literally one of the most irksome things in the world to have “allies” claim they have your back in private but we’re silent in public. Or who say it to ME and not our superiors.
If. You. Don’t. Say. It. When. Or. To. Whom. It. Matters. It. Doesn’t. Count.
Aug 12, 2018 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
.@BlacKkKlansman was a feature-length subtweet to Donald Trump, #MAGA, the 53%, Laura Ingraham, David Duke’s insecure self, and white supremacy.
And by subtweet, I mean all out callout.
You could hear a pin drop at the movie’s end.
And that’s all I’m emotionally ready to say.
Thank you, Uncle Spike.
Aug 2, 2018 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
So you get an invitation to this White House to talk criminal justice.
History proves, unless you’re Kim K., you’ll get 0% of your requests.
But now they’ve got 1000 pictures of your black self with Trump, that give a racist administration some cover.
That ain’t a win.[a rant]
You can not give everyone the validity of your company.