After unlearning my own childhood obsession with the police, I’m giving my child the tools to shape his own worldview

The year is 2020. As usual, the news is on in our home, providing a background ambiance for our daily lives. The reporter, a White woman who is almost in tears, describes the latest developments in the murder of Breonna Taylor.

Murder. I use that word deliberately because seldom is…

Self-care isn’t easy, but it’s necessary

“No one is going to die.” He said it with enough confidence for me to listen and the head of grey made me believe him.

“Listen, no one’s going to die,” he continued. “This job is easy.”

It was just four weeks into my career as a social worker; a…

Women should feel free, but we’re standing in the way

It doesn’t matter what she was wearing. This story would be true regardless of her attire. I would have missed her if it weren’t for the chorus of hecklers that announced her presence. First came the men, at least 20 years her senior, to the right.



Then, the…

Jayson Kristopher

Brooklynite focusing on race, mental health, and resilience. Keep reading here: IG: @jayson_kristopher

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