Selected Works

How Virginia’s Blackface Photos Make Me Again Wonder How Much to Tell My Kids

More Mother, Less Detective: Where I’ve Found Grace Without a Diagnosis for My Son

Why My First-Grader Doesn’t Need a Whitewashed Plantation Field Trip

I Underwent Genetic Testing to Help My Son, and Discovered I Have an Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

Two Black Parents of an Undiagnosed Child Walk Into a Meeting: On Race, Special Education, and Our Son’s IEP

“Who Else Has a Son Like Mine?” A Mother Searches for Other Parents Who Lack Medical Answers

Living in the “Yet”: When Genetic Tests Don’t Reveal the Answers You Seek

Why We Brought Our Son to the Pediatric Geneticist

Should I Have a Mastectomy for My Children’s Sake?

Talking to My Daughter About Charlottesville

My Daughter Is the Reason I Wear My Hair Curly

My Son’s Mystery Medical Condition and Our Family’s Brave New World

Un-Thorned: Fear, Faith, and the Genes Between

McSweeney’s “Big Mom on Campus” Column

The Nonfiction Podcast Interview

This Is My Brave DC Show

Children’s Hair Care Doesn’t Come Naturally

A Veteran’s Last Service