E.M. Monroe

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


April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Models Monday: Grades

The next time someone tells you that they were an “A” student in college, you might consider asking them if they knew that Martin Luther King, Jr. was a “C” … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Models Monday: Revelations

In past years, I never thought much about Women’s History because, unlike Black History Month, it did not come with sufficient indictments. Black History Month calls attention to interlocking systems … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Diane Nash Sets the Record Straight

Diane Nash’s description of leadership and sacrifice echoes her visual alignment with MLK in the screenshot above. Follow the link for the video to see and hear what Nash offers:¬†http://abc7chicago.com/society/diane-nash-civil-rights-movement-leader-reflects-on-selma/546052/

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fashion and Books: Sonia Rykiel and Paris Fashion Week 2015

Kudos to anyone who actually noticed the clothes. I was too distracted by the books to even notice them. Beautiful location.

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Models Monday: Oseola McCarty (National Women’s History Month)

I remember when Oseola McCarty donated $150,000 of the $280,000 she saved throughout her years working as a washerwoman to the University of Southern Mississippi. Offering “another model by which … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

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