A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.
A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.

It’s been a long time. Like a looooooonnnnngggggg ass time. For that, I am sorry.

Illustration for article titled Im Still Here

I had my daughter at the end of March. Single parent hood is no joke. However, we’ve had amazing support from the.most amazing people to grace this earth. I could share (AND WILL!) about my experiences from the last 9 months, from her birth (if you have ever read Medical Apartheid then woah boy), to dealing with family, to the reality of being a dark skinned WOC raising a white presenting child (Newsflash: We don’t have the same privilege white mothers of dark skin children have cause racism).

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I am still emotional from this election. My Dad turned out to be a Trump supporter. It hurts so much to have him completely dismissed my concerns and fears as being sensitive and too politically correct. I have to pass by his stupid Make America Great Again hat every night I drop my daughter off so I can go to work (it might go missing one day and yes the cats will be blamed).

But I’m still here.

I recently joined a local group that formed under the Pantsuit Nation FB group. Though, I am not able to be there phyiscally (hoping to move to that area within th year), I help out every which way I can as an admin. If you have the time, I encourage you to do the same.

Though it may seem like the mods of The Salad Bowl abandoned the page, we did not. We are all still here. Life just gets in the way at times. I promise you we are still committed to the same goals, we had when first forming the page. The Salad Bowl has always been self ran by the community. I myself, though not commenting (you try operating your phone when a baby thinks it is really her phone/chew toy), have checked in to make sure everything was okay.

With mini meatball being older and able to play by herself more (i.e. destroy my living room while I realize why other moms drink wine), I will be coming around a lot more (to the point you might get sick of me).

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*If you know of anyone that wants privileges please shoot me an email (afro.meatballs@gmail.com). If you have any questions or concerns, email me as well. I don’t sleep, so I am available all the time. You can also just connect to me on Twitter.

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