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Systemic Inequities Exposed

Brent Eysler / Makalaka / Shutterstock.com By Dee Dixon In all transparency, the coronavirus and the ruthless murder of George Floyd by the police shook me to the core. Initially, I couldn’t see how these two catastrophes were linked.  I wasn’t so much afraid of the virus itself, but selfishly, more so afraid of how it would upend my lifestyle–no church, no travel or shopping, unless it was to find toilet paper.…

Heartbreak and Lessons

From the Editor As this issue went to print, we learned that our long-time copy editor, Polly Paddock died unexpectedly. We are deeply saddened by this loss. Of course, you may not have known her but if you’ve read Pride over the years then you’ve seen her work.…

A Path to Something New

Breaking Tradition Life is short. That’s why I decided to break with the typical holiday tradition. No more Thanksgiving, and away with Christmas. At first, my family didn’t get it. Now, they believe. I put my plan into action by spending four days In Houston during Thanksgiving last year.…

One Hard Lesson

In my 20s, buying Coach handbags, Nine West shoes and Bulova watches made me happy. I had to be the first woman in my crew with the latest trend. When I was happy, I shopped. When I wasn’t happy, I shopped.…