“HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?” I asked my mom. She said, “When I came here (read: immigrated to the US from India) that was my favorite song. Roberta Flack sang it”. I’m not sure when I started singing it to Baby G, but it has stuck and it has become our nightly ritual.
Davis has cogently illustrated, in her recent book, how the Black Lives Matter movement and Palestinian human rights are intrinsically linked. THIS is the nucleus of the perceived threat. Those in power of the Military and Prison Industrial Complexes have historically *tried* to silence, criticize or blacklist respected Black activists who cross the respectability politics line so these important connections do not get incorporated and accepted into mainstream thought . . .
I recently reached out to Dr. Edwards to discuss her upcoming book, Hiding in Plain Sight: Black Women, the Law, and the Making of a White Argentine Republic. It goes into depth about how many cities in Argentina had populations where 30-40% of inhabitants were African and/or African descent in the 18th Century. That evolved into less than a percentage point by 2010 . . . Sit back and get ready for us to discuss the first time she felt like a Woman, why she refuses to use the term ‘white supremacy’ in the Argentine context, how she could not have made tenure without her women of color sisters in the academy and more.
If you hold your pee over and over again for many years you will “denervate” the bladder, or deaden the normal nerve signals. When decades have gone by, you can't regrow the nerves that squeeze the bladder.
Every person who gives birth will have a diastasis (recti), that’s a given. It’s the size that will differ from woman to woman and it depends on how much of the ab wall was stretched. Many women from countries throughout Asia and Africa bind. This is where I find the biggest difference between the US and other countries.
When I was expecting, we were SO fortunate to receive pretty much everything we needed from friends and family. Having said that, if I knew then what I know now, my registry would have looked different.