dear ex-karen

Dear ex-Karen…

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Dear ex-Karen, I am so happy that you have decided to change your views and ways. YAY! But unfortunately, I will not be able to hold your hand through this process. Though progress is great, I can feel happy for your journey but...
As parents, we tend to simplify things for our kids and try to shelter them from the hard, often uncomfortable, conversations. We downplay differences because we think by not pointing them out and discussing them, kids might not notice...
Listen, we watch a LOT of Trolls World Tour in this house. Somewhere around the 70th viewing, you start thinking more deeply about it than you should (in between the living room karaoke sessions). It’s obvious at first viewing that...
One beautiful thing that came out of 2020 was the appreciation of small businesses! We rallied around the importance of putting our money into our communities, supporting our friends and our neighbors.  As a black woman, I’d like to tell...
It's been a couple weeks since we published this post and we wanted to provide you with an update. We are listening and learning and have added a few more accounts here. We implore you to take the time...
Why is it so hard to talk about racism? Or to acknowledge that it really exists. Before George Floyd’s death and the ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice, our team here at Detroit Mom had already started having...
For Black women, the knowledge of who “Karen” is and why “she” is a threat to Black lives everywhere is thoroughly understood. However, for White women, the answer may not be so clear. You’ve probably heard the phrase “don’t...
As protests against racial injustice and in support of Black Lives Matter continue across the country, more and more people are looking to educate themselves on the subject of antiracism. But, it can be overwhelming to choose from all of...
Many white women are now asking how to be antiracist. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery has them realizing that “not being racist” and the phrase, “kindness begins in the home,” are not enough. Luckily, LaTashia...
There is something to be said about solidarity. When we come together, it’s empowering and impactful. It creates unity and vision.  Right now, our community needs solidarity and support more than ever. Our Black friends, family, and community members need...
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Terror on Tillson: Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting

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