A Mother’s Salute: I am the Daughter of Sallie

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the women who are birthing live and love in your homes and communities. Today, I am participating the GirlTrek‘s #DaughtersOf campaign by walking with my daughter, Ashley. I am Natasha Sistrunk Robinson, daughter of Salle F. Johnson, who enlisted in the U.S. Army and helped her parents pay ofContinue reading “A Mother’s Salute: I am the Daughter of Sallie”

Let’s Have an Honest Conversation

Over the past decade, I have used my voice through writing and speaking to have honest conversations. Truth-telling is important to me. Most of the time learning about the truth and being willing to hear the truth is the first brave and humble step. We must be willing to do that before we can everContinue reading “Let’s Have an Honest Conversation”

Why I Signed the Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

One of these days, people are going to learn: racism is not about whether or not you like or have a friend of another people group. Racism is about power, and how systemic structures are used to will that power to the benefit of some at the expense of others. Racist actions are often carriedContinue reading “Why I Signed the Statement on Anti-Asian Racism”