Have My Back, Dude

RKelly’s tantrum was just another sign of the dangers in my everyday world

All it took was two Facebook posts for me to confirm what I had long known and tried to deny: in the face of imminent threat (perceived or real), men around me are more likely to “watch and see” than jump in and be a fence.

And you wonder why our mothers often call on Jesus before they summon Earl in the next room…

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Artsy chick. Certified nerd girl. Navigating the spaces of Black Excellence and global relevance. Support my other creative endeavors at www.StephanieRenee.com

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Stephanie Renée

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Artsy chick. Certified nerd girl. Navigating the spaces of Black Excellence and global relevance. Support my other creative endeavors at www.StephanieRenee.com

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