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TMM interviews Jennifer Gilbert: entrepreneur, mother, and the author of a gripping new book about the events you plan... and the events that happen.

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Ever read one of those book or film reviews and think “That review is as much about the reviewer as anything else.” This is one of those reviews, but then as the mother of a daughter and the daughter of a mother, it would be dishonest to say I could approach Andrea N. Richesin’s Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect...

I was born and raised in the rural south, where racial difference was like oxygen. You inhaled it, you exhaled it and you learned about the function and composition later. While my family checked the white or caucasian box on forms, my county was predominantly African-American, a term that did not exist yet. I learned to say...

My son has a parakeet. He's a little blue and white one with black stripes over his back. Very cute. Also a bit of a sex fiend. He has a thing for one of his toys, and he coos to it, flirts with it, and mounts it, rubbing the base of his tail rhythmically and purposefully against it until some form of parakeet fulfillment is...

The stigma still exists.
 
The saying remains among black folks that we do not see therapists.
 
"Chile only needs a kick in the ass. That should straighten her up!"
 
"There's nothing wrong with her. Should just quit acting a fool!"
 
There is a saying that black folks do not...

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