Essays & Opinion

+ The Guardian

"Facing my fear: hearing myself echo my birthmother's judgmental outlook"

April 22nd, 2016

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+ Dame Magazine

"I Am Black. Rachel Dolezal Is Not"

June 15th, 2015

+ The Guardian

"When Larry Wilmore said the N-word to President Obama, I felt black pride"

May 2nd, 2016


+ The Guardian

"I don't act like an 'angry black woman' – but I'm read that way if I broach race"

September 28th, 2015


+ The Guardian

"How do you go home for the holidays if you're not sure where you belong?"

December 23rd, 2014




+ DOXA Documentary Film Festival

"Essay: Black Life Is, Ain't and Still Rises"


+ Gawker

"Lena Dunham's Race Problem"

October 24, 2014

+ The New York Times

"For an Adoptee Parent, Breastfeeding as Revelation"

July 25, 2012

+ The Observer

"Black Men Who Matter: Malcolm, My Birthfather and Trayvon"

July 17th, 2013

+ Ebony

"In Appreciation of The Lovings: 45 Years of Legal Interracial Marriage"

June 12th, 2012