Day 9: No Fear Before 50: 365 Days of Fearless Living We did it! I am thrilled, over the moon, and totally psyched to announce that, together, the Let It Go crowdfunding campaign sold 16 items (4 sweatshirts, 5 unisex tees, and 7 slim-fit tees) for a total of $226.22. For all the support— encouraging comments, purchases, or sharing the post—THANK YOU, Fearless Community! This was scary, friends; but worth it. I learned: My community rocks.I have a community. (A lifelong perfectionist, combined… Read more »

My heart broke as my brother and I sat in our parents’ TV room watching a recording of what happened to Serena that day on the courts at the US Open. The umpire issued a violation to Serena for allegedly receiving coaching from the stands. What the umpire says is inaudible on the video, but Serena’s voice rings out clearly, as does her raw emotion. “You owe me an apology. I have never cheated in my life! I have a… Read more »

I heard this interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross yesterday and found it extremely compelling listening. As a matter of fact, I listened to it three times in one day. Terry Gross is brilliant. Just brilliant.   Growing up in Baltimore, the writer faced threats from both the streets and the police. His book, Between the World and Me, is an open letter to his teenage son. Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates On Police Brutality, The Confederate Flag And Forgiveness :… Read more »