Thursday, November 27, 2008

Someone I'm Not?!

Recently someone told me to stop trying to be something I'm not and to live my life the way it was meant to be. I didn't know how or if I even wanted to respond. Belonging to the My Voice, My Choice leadership group has opened my eyes to see things and the world in a way I've never imagined. I get to meet extraordinary everyday women who inspire me to be greater than I already am. They instill in me the hope and possibility of becoming someone great and that I do not have to settle with the way things are and that I can make a difference. They encourage me to fight for everything I believe in and never give up. So, I will never stop trying to be something I'm not right now. One day I will become an even greater woman, mother and activist. Peace!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Change Is Gonna Come

I cannot begin to express all the emotions I felt at the SisterSong conference in Atlanta, GA. I was inspired and empowered by all the amazing women that are in this fight with me. There are many injustices we face as women of color and to be around women who share the common goal of eliminating and not tolerating these injustices was truly inspiring. I met some pretty awesome people whom I look forward to seeing again. To be around such strong women who devote their lives to the reproductive justice movement only reassures me that a change is going to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peace

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Revolution

So we are in the ATL at the SisterSong conference and EMERGE convening. Four of us from the windy city are representing! I can't tell you how many times I almost teared up either, looking at Brittany and Nicole either participating, making their voices heard, expressing their opinions. They give me the courage to continue on and do this reproductive justice work for the long haul. Changing systems in not a short term thing! Here are these two absolutely beautiful young single moms - who've had abortions - taking their activism to the streets - in their own ways! How can I not possibly fight for their freedom....when it's my freedom too!

We are going to fight the government controlling and regulating our bodies and the bodies of poor and marginalized women. How are we going to do this? Just like how Obama won the presidency - through bottom up leadership, grassroots organizing and empowerment to the people! Yes.....our revolution may not be (mainstream) televised but we are not going away quietly! We are in this fight for reproductive justice to win!

Peace and solidarity!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I am so excited, today is finally the day! We are on our way to the SisterSong Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is a place with so much history and going here is definitely a landmark in my life. Just to be with my Black sisters and bond is refreshing. I wish I could describe how happy I feel. But thats all I can say for now. See you when I get back from the "A" Shawty!!!!!!!

Welcome to Atlanta

I am really excited today. I'm on my way to Atlanta for a conference about reproductive justice and it is being hosted by SisterSong. SisterSong represents all women of color and the issues we face about reproductive justice and health. I am very honored and proud to be apart of something this extraordinary and powerful. I cannot wait to get there and learn as much as I possibly can. Of course I'll come back and blog to keep you posted!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

CAF Call-In Show #10 Now Online!

Here is part 1 (of three)- check out the links at the end of the video for parts 2 and 3!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes We Can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so grateful and honored to be a part of this day. I always knew in my heart that he would win. This is not just about Barack Obama being the first black president but he will be the change this great nation so desperately needs. My children will be able to have a great future. This, above all things, is why I'm so proud of this day. My children are my life and securing them a promising future is something I can and do believe in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!