My Writing

The Renée

The Renée

Whitney Robinson began The Renée, a “lab” for Black women navigating pregnancy, after her own experiences of suffering a miscarriage at twenty-three weeks and son Elijah spending 102 days in a NICU after his birth.

The plan

The plan

My grandfather cracks open his bedroom door and pushes his face carefully into the thin crease between the door and the frame. My mother is in the hallway. “Hi, Dad,” she says to his eye, backlit against a slice of bedroom light. “Come on out, 

Ending his fear of rejection

Ending his fear of rejection

Jia Jiang  launched a 100-day experiment to learn how to accept ‘no’ –and learned something about what it means to be human.

Her voice, like a trumpet

Her voice, like a trumpet

As Hannah Bonner protests an activist’s death, she’s found a deeper sense of justice, love, and faith.

An adventure in living

An adventure in living

Tara Chapman left the CIA and became a beekeeper. For her, It’s just another fearsome step forward.

War scars wound even in peacetime

War scars wound even in peacetime

In the years following Liberia’s civil war, the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission puts recovery to the test.