Oppression Is Rarely One Big Defining Moment

Image Source: http://www.dulcineapitagora.com/all-oppression-is-connected/ by  Jim Chuchu

Oppression is a compilation of moments that create a pattern. It’s the matching your pattern to others and seeing the overlap. It’s expanding your view to include the experiences of others and seeing the bigger picture that’s influencing your experiences and opportunities. 

My Husband’s Unconscious Racism Nearly Destroyed Our Marriage

This essay was originally published on The Establishment on May 26, 2016. It has been republished on Black Girl NerdsHuffington Post and Everyday Feminism. I wrote this because...well, because I had to. It was cathartic in many ways and it helped me deal with an aspect of my relationship that I didn't want to face...something nobody else seemed to be talking about.