I’m always asked “how” but not “why.”

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Note: This was written during the Medium Creator Hub Weekly Writing Hours, answering prompt #3. Please check out the rest of the meetings and workshops here.

The first question asked after “what do you do” is “how long have you been a photographer” and the second is usually “how did…

In a year that was tough on everyone, I am just glad to be here.

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On Christmas Day, I got a series of text messages from my estranged father. After a short exchange that didn’t go well, I blocked his number from my phone. It was yet another loss in an emotionally fragile year. On New Year’s Eve, I watched Encanto and silently cried through…

As if Black women needed MORE foolishness today.

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I rarely respond to another Medium article, but my spirit is restless, especially after all the misinformation about Juneteenth I just didn’t have the energy to address.

Short, but sweet, the writer of this article wholeheartedly wants to address the shaming of a woman’s interests, similar to my last article

We’ve all seen the leprechaun.

From WPMI-TV and al.com

In March 2006, Mobile, Alabama news channel WPMI-TV ran a holiday-related puff story that sprouted legs and bolted out of the South like some energetic toddler fueled with cornbread and greens.

Unless you are completely new to the Internet, you have probably seen or heard of the Leprechaun from…

Will you continue to fight for Black lives with a Democrat in office?

Image by author: Sharonda Harris-Marshall

Biden won. He’s now the president. White people, are y’all done with anti-racism? Yep, some of y’all are. “We” did it. Trump was clearly a racist and the American people said “no more.” Job well done.

Of course, the real story should be that Trump still received more votes than…

Sharonda Harris-Marshall

is a filmmaker, photographer, and digital media artist living a stereotypical artist life. She could have been a doctor or a scientist, but here we are.

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