“What’s Your Name, Girl?!”

A question to my men out there. Have you ever heard yourself try to talk to a woman? I mean hear and understand the implications of what you just said. No? Well, a good majority of us think we are smooth. I do anyway. So, any type of conversation is legit, right? Maybe you haven’t heard…

At the Table

My fondest memories of my family come when we are sitting at the table. Happiness, laughter and joy fill the room as we strengthen our bond through jovial conversation. Stories are passed from one generation to another. Our sitting doesn’t always have to involve food. Granddaddy sits on his computer writing his Bible study and…

Welcomed and Loved

So, a pretty awesome deal happened to me this last week. A friend/acquaintance got in touch with me about going to church. For those that don’t know, I’ve grown up in church my whole life. If you are a regular reader here at A Fresh Voice (AFV), then you know I’m saved. I will shout…

Conversation Rules the Nation

In middle school, I was a flat-out dork session. Don’t get me wrong, I dressed pretty decently. I had plenty of friends. However, I couldn’t talk to a girl to save my life. Those women that remember me in middle school can surely attest. I would pull scrunchies out of hair, mess hair up, and…

The Fallout

I wrote a piece on racism yesterday. It’s been extremely interesting to see the responses. My post was a response to Notes from the U.K., a blog by Ellen Hawley. In the piece, Ellen eloquently compared racism in America to that in the United Kingdom. As I was reading it, I kept thinking, “Yes! This is…