For me, Halloween 2020, in my hometown of Lexington, North Carolina, was scheduled to be a day filled with a plethora of emotions: joy, optimism, enthusiasm, peace, love, invigoration. It was the final day of early voting, and I was spearheading the local portion of a statewide effort, by the organization Women AdvaNCe, to help voters feel secure and welcome at polling sites.
What I expected is what I received. Initially. Then the day took a turn and uncovered the rooted oppressive and...
“Black lives matter.”
“We want justice.”
“Power to the people.”
These were just a few of the signs and chants seen and heard as approximately 1,000 protesters marched on Main Street from Compare Foods to the Lexington Police Department on Sunday afternoon.
Barbecue Festival on Instagram: “Hello piggies!! Lots of progress being made at the sand sculpture. What do you think the design is?? #BBQFest35 #LexingtonNC #QueUp…”
For 19 years, the Barbecue Festival has commissioned a sand sculpture for the festival. This photograph is from day three of sculpting.
Ladies, we’ve got to have a talk.
There’s a phenomenon going on that’s not getting enough attention and a lot of women my age are experiencing it. The generation coming after me will experience it. Yet, hardly anyone is discussing it. And we need to be. I’m talking about the changes in our menstrual cycles.