Category Archives: Allies

FEMWOC Favorites

Don’t know what to do next? We have some suggestions to help you spend all of that extra time you wish you had this weekend.

Here are a few things  we thought were worth sharing this week. We hope you enjoy and would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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New Feature: Dear FEMWOC

*We are starting a new feature where people can anonymously submit questions to the community in an effort to cultivate constructive and sincere conversations in a place that is safe for WoC. We would like the community to engage by answering the questions in the comments section.* Continue reading

Punching Other Moms, Causing Disunity, and Other Ways to Let Your Light So Shine

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A few weeks ago for Mother’s Day, the kids at church were asked to fill out a little paper all about their mom. My son’s paper proudly proclaimed, “My mom is awesome because she ‘CAN PUNCH OTHER MOMS.’” Tha hell??!! Seriously, son? THAT’s what you want everyone to know about why your mother is awesome??!! (For the record, I do NOT make it a habit to “punch other moms.”) Continue reading

The Art of the Apology

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Sorry didn’t do it!  You did it!”*

Love means . . . never having to say you’re sorry!”**

I have learned a lot about myself during the past few days.  I have also learned a lot about other people.  One of the things I have learned is that a lot of us really do not what it means to apologize.

When I was a little girl playing with my cousins, there would often be times when one of us would do or say something hurtful to another one of us.  Sometimes, it would be intentional and sometimes it would be unintentional.  When the one who had been hurt sought solace from a parent or an older sibling or cousin, the one who had said or done the hurtful thing would be told to say “I’m sorry.”  The one who had been hurt was expected to accept the apology and then move on and forget what had happened.

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What Can I Do?

I woke up this morning to the horrific news of the tragedy at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. I immediately thought of many of my dear friends in the black community, and wondered how they were faring. As I texted and messaged my friends individually to check in, I found that the overwhelming emotions are, as expected, sadness and anger. And I thought to myself, “What can I do? How can I make their burden lighter?” Continue reading