Powerful Ancestors

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  A few months ago, I had the incredible good fortune to visit the Smithsonian Museum of African American History in Washington, DC. The place is an awe-inspiring testament to the deep wounds, trauma, resilience, power, culture, magic and beauty of the Black American experience.  I walked through the exhibits feeling like I was floating […]

Malayalam Girl Power

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My mother has never offered me a whole lot of information about her relationship with my father. He was an international graduate student in chemistry at Michigan State University. She was an undergraduate student in urban planning.  It was the 70s. He had striking features, long black hair and dark skin. She said she’d never […]