Great Interviews Start with Great Questions

Originally posted on The Daily Post:
Not sure how to get started? Check out The Art of the Interview, from Blogging U‘s Writing 201 course, “Beyond the Blog Post.” Mark Armstrong covers interview prep, tools, and offers a sample reading list of great interviews to inspire you. As humans, we’re innately curious about one another,…

Why #HandsUp #DontShoot is the Battle Cry of a Movement

#HandsUp #DontShoot never read as a cry of surrender to me. It is mocking, defiant. I stand here and dare you to shoot holes in your assertion that I am monstrous. It forces the militarized arm of a borderline police state to reveal itself as such. When you see people planted on the concrete, hands peacefully splayed on either side of their head, the police look far more threatening than the protesters.

Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and the Public Performance of Motherhood

Beyoncé is giving the performance of a lifetime, and for once, it’s not for us. This past week, Bey came under fire for the appearance of her daughter Blue Ivy’s hair. It’s not the first time. And this isn’t the first time I’ve written about Bey, Blue and hair, either. What’s new? This petition imploring the Carters toContinue reading “Beyonce, Blue Ivy, and the Public Performance of Motherhood”

We ride grief; we do not conquer it

 We ride grief in waves; we do not conquer it. It is wide and wild and ebbing, coming back to drench you when you think you have wiped your face dry of tears. If you know someone who is riding grief and you ask, “How are you?” They may just be answering for that day.Continue reading “We ride grief; we do not conquer it”