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Monkey, Better Known as MONKADEE

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A favorite of her toddler years, brown limbs flopping as she held it tightly around the mid-section, she affectionately called it ‘Monkadee’. I had no reason to question my daughter’s choice of a Lovie because for her it was everything comfy and cute. However, I would have had a reason to question dressing her in […]

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Mom of The Year?

Toya & Michael

When I stood up and asked keynote speaker, Glenn Singleton about the implications of media framing and constructing our cultural stories and experiences,  particularly in the city of Baltimore, Glenn immediately took those attending The Dalton School’s Conference – Diversity to Community, back to a particular slide in his presentation which flashed an all to […]

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A Powerful Message from Day of the Dead – Take Care of Yourself, The Parent – Elizabeth Perez Azerad, M.D.

Day of the Dead display for my grandmother and her brothers

A Powerful Message from Day of the Dead Take Care of Yourself, The Parent Elizabeth Perez Azerad, M.D. RIISE Multicultural Advisor   I’ve suffered a crushing few weeks recently. In spite of my careful planning, a complex presentation that I gave about Mexico left me feeling like nothing more than a sombrero and a piñata. […]

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