When Jean Wore Red… (Because I’m random and had 15 minutes to spare.)

“What do you think? Does it look okay?” Miss Brenda tugged on her dress and frowned at herself in the mirror. “It looks fine, Miss Brenda. The color is quite becoming,” Shar commented. Miss Brenda smiled, first at herself and then at Shar. “Well, thank you. I never really know what to wear sometimes. SeemsContinue reading “When Jean Wore Red… (Because I’m random and had 15 minutes to spare.)”

Notes on Father’s (and Mother’s) Day…

I must admit, I always have to check the calendar to know when Father’s Day is approaching. It’s one of those holidays that I never spent much time celebrating. As a child, I looked forward to Mother’s Day. In school, we’d always create some artsy, awkward gift for our mothers. And Ma would smile likeContinue reading “Notes on Father’s (and Mother’s) Day…”

Karlesha Thurman’s Breastfeeding Is Natural and Normal. Our Reactions Are Not.

I became pregnant with my now 16-year-old son during the summer of 1997. I completed the requirements for my undergraduate degree in English in November of that same year. My son was born in March 5, 1998, and I participated in commencement ceremonies in May 1998. And I was a breastfeeding mother. Prior to theContinue reading “Karlesha Thurman’s Breastfeeding Is Natural and Normal. Our Reactions Are Not.”