E.M. Monroe

"I knew, not from memory, but from hope, that there were other models by which to live." Weems

Red Noses and Wealth

Red Nose Day arrived stateside for the first time this year. The day dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty began in the U.K. and … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Banah Ghadbian, Spelman College C’2015

Banah Ghadbian gave the valedictory address at Spelman College’s 128th Commencement. Ghadbian and her mother were refugees from Syria who eventually made their way to Arkansas. In her speech, Ghadbian … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Fragility

On Friday, I went to Miles’s school for “Muffins with Mom” in advance of Mother’s Day. I expected to go in, have a muffin and orange juice with MilesĀ and then … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Commentary from the Curb

I read the news throughout the day and I rarely watch it on television. Most recently, I’ve started reading traditional news sources while also reading posts on Twitter and Instagram. … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Danger, Violence, Repeat

  Distinguishing police brutality by distinct historical periods seems a rather pointless enterprise; nonetheless, I want to. As I look at a terrified young black woman desperately attempting to escape … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 2 Comments


April 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

I Am Enough

I shared a heartbreaking story with a friend about someone I knew from graduate school who had been exploited, along with her daughter, through her child’s vulnerability. My friend then … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 6 Comments

Models Monday: Once Upon a Time When Food Was Good

I remember a time when “healthy food” was prescribed for patients whose blood pressure was too high; whose diet needed to consist of more fiber. To my mind, healthy food … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

Models Monday: A Long View of Days

For a while now, I’ve marked the significance of April 4, the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, as one that calls for serious reflection. This year has been … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Sick Day Excuse

  Hopefully, I’ll be in top form soon. EMM

March 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

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