Hostile Wit

Confronting inequality, stigma & culture

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AFTERBIRTH

Parenting & Partnering

DISCOVERY

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Culture, Lifestyle & Relationships

HOSTILE WIT

Womanist Killjoy

Why hostile wit?

Hostile = nonconformist, skeptical, exposing, scrappy, defiant, saucy, offbeat. “Hostile” like that pair of  “hostile underwear” that attacks your crotch. Not “hostile” meaning unkind, bitter or malicious. 

Witness = to be present, to affirm the truth, advocate, corroborate.

Wit = insight, common sense, and humor. The stuff worth living for. 

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% of white people who deny race gives them an advantage

I’m finally getting over my Trump rally hate hangover

I’m finally getting over my Trump rally hate hangover

I've had the weekend to rest following my arrest for disturbing the peace (irony at its finest) at the St. Louis Trump Rally. The hate hangover is subsiding and many white people on my Facebook feed have moved on to liking each other's selfies. Some took a moment to...

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Racial profiling alive and well in St. Louis

Racial profiling alive and well in St. Louis

Amber Alert: snow shovel STOLEN A neighbor blasted the following email to 375 residents in my neighborhood: “About 15 minutes ago, I confronted a young man randomly going door-to-door through our neighborhood asking to shovel walks. He is carrying the snow shovel he...

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I have been spending too much time with teenagers

I have been spending too much time with teenagers

How do you know when you've been spending too much time with teenagers? When you start acting like them. Case in point: My teenage daughter is going to her first high school homecoming dance. Logic dictates that one should wait until you are within 24 hours of the...

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About Jen

woman with blue hair smiling from inside a steamer trunk A parent, recovering lawyer, and writer. I never envisioned my midlife aspirations to include emulating Pussy Riot, but standing up for humanity has a way of changing a person. I’m a former corporate attorney set adrift following the 2008 economic downturn. I turned anti-racist activist, baptized by fire in the streets of Ferguson. Read More