No Elsas (or Rachels) Here: Teaching My Daughter to “Identify” as Her Own Beautiful Self

Check this scene: K: *ties a blue towel around her neck and flips her ponytail over her shoulder* Look Mommy! I’m Elsa. Mommy: Ummm no. You’re K. K: *looks at me like I’m dumb* But I want to be Elsa! Mommy: Why, K? K: Because Elsa has pretty hair and dresses. Mommy: Well you have …

#DontforgetMcKinney – The Not-So-Special Case of a Black Girl in Suburbia (Guest Post)

By Shara D. Taylor I hated middle school. Most of my teachers hated me. Let me count the ways. I was called a disgrace to my race by a music teacher. I was told I'd become a drug-dealing jailbird by another music teacher. That lady was a former narcotics agent who probably shouldn’t have had …