Tag: Motherhood

Our Trisomy 18 Journey: Empty Arms

My dad and one of my sister’s came in and honestly, I think at that point, he was still alive. Shortly after, I had each of my daughter’s come in to meet him, and essentially, to also say goodbye. I kept them separate so…

Battling Grief After the Loss of a Child

From my life’s experience, I believe that there is depression and that there is grief. While you certainly can have both at the same time, the two are not interchangeable. I am grieving. For many years, I struggled with depression and on many occasions,…

Sonia Joseph: A name we all should know

Giovonn Joseph-Mcdade was fatally shot by the Kent Police in June of 2017

Sonia Joseph. That is a name I want you all to know. Sonia Joseph is the mother of the late 20-year-old Giovonn Joseph-McDade, who was shot to death by police officers in Kent, Washington last June. Like any mother who loses a child, especially so unexpectedly,…

Feeling Invisible in the Doll Aisle in 2018

Black, African American Toddler Playing with Caucasian doll

You all are hopefully aware of the the “Doll Test” conducted by psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark the 1940s, and if not, you should be (click here to learn more). The results were horrifying and ultimately led to the Brown v. Board of Education…

Protected: Is Perfection an Imperfection?

Mother tries to help frustrated, perfectionist child

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