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…

--

--

--

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

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

The Cost of Achieving Social Equality

New research highlights persistent inequality, violence and discrimination faced by LGBTI people in…

Befriend Your Imposter Parts

Bridging the Gap: Emerging Private Sector Response & Recovery Measures for Gender Equality amid…

The Mississippi ICE Raids: A Portrait of Systemic Exploitation and Inequality

Community Development: Help What is Strong, Not What is

Subsidized by Sexism

A Note About John Fetterman and the Fetishization of Chasing Black Men

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Stephanie Renée

Stephanie Renée

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

More from Medium

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Black Women of Influence in Hillside, NJ, and the Making of American…

"I Do Not Believe Herschel Walker is Dumb."

On Medication:

When Respect is Over- Done