Sacred Black Space

TMI Project’s Black Stories Matter program is a sacred space. Sacred is the only word that comes close to describing how it feels to me. This is in part due to it being a space for people to be [...]

Benny Eichert

Racism has been a big part of my life, I just never acknowledged it. I hate stuff like this. It makes me uncomfortable, as I’m sure it makes a lot of us. It’s easy to make excuses and look [...]

Perla Ayora

I don’t know if I deserve to live in America. I have a job I love and feel safe in my house and have a colorful backyard. Do I deserve to be free? Why me? Why can I sleep at night? I think about [...]

Jaggar Harris

After watching the horrifying and brutal killing of George Floyd on national TV I cried. I was deeply sickened.  I wanted to do or say something that would help others understand what it’s [...]

You are Freedom Walker.

As the turbulent feelings ebb and flow during Freedom Walker’s (TinaLynn Dickerson) night in a former slave cellar, she drifts off to sleep, only to awake to the voice of an unknown entity [...]

I am the Sunday dinner after church.

Shawaine started in a place where she was in the majority; but now, she lives in a place where she’s the minority. At 7, she left Jamaica and moved to the USA, where she quickly learned [...]

I am a miracle.

“Who will be there for me?” Rejected by her mother, 16 year old Alex carries that question with her everywhere she goes. When she is shot while taking a group of kids home from the community [...]

My father never said I love you

As a result of growing up in a violent household, Martin craves positive relationships with men but has a hard time trusting them until he meets Tom, a chairman of Goldman Sachs. Tom takes Martin [...]