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Mommy Are You a Boy or a Girl?

Isley has been very curious lately around gender identity and expressions, what boys can and cannot do. She associates blue with boys and pink with girls. Boys can't paint their nails only girls can. She's had several recent inquiries on how I identify, "mommy are you a boy or a girl". My response "I am … Continue reading Mommy Are You a Boy or a Girl?

Love, Boarding School and Self Discovery

18 years old, my first year in Washington DC, circa 1989 Cameroon, 1982-1986 I was in boarding school in Cameroon for a five year stint from age 11 to 15. Students were referenced by age group, forms 1 to  5, which are like grades here.  Each year, students from the higher forms were appointed as … Continue reading Love, Boarding School and Self Discovery