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Alanah Davis is a Baltimore-based mother, cultural worker, community advocate, and social change and arts consultant. She earned her master’s degree in social design at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Davis is a Leslie King Hammond graduate fellow, 2020 and 2021 Maryland Delaware and DC Press Association awardee with the Maryland Matters newsroom, and a 2021 recipient of the Fred Lazarus Leadership for Social Change award. Her written witticisms surrounding love, race, womanhood, and being a human have gone viral online in perfect millennial fashion and are also in print to match her old soul.

The author suggests that you might need this to help with the Baltimore-centric African American Vernacular English (AAVE) laced throughout this commentary. Ayo on…

Let me start off by saying that I’m not a grief counselor, a licensed social worker, an ordained minister, or a rabbi, but I…

Editor’s note: Between now and Jan. 3, we’re re-running 12 great articles that appeared in Maryland Matters in 2020, in chronological order. On Jan….

“Y’all wanna go with me to Guinness Brewery on Thursday?” were the words I read in a group text from Jason Bass, founder of…

So I’ll start off by saying, Guilty…you caught me. My 29th birthday was last Friday and I’m still watching my all-time favorite Halloween movies…

Is Halloween as pagan as we behave all year-round as humans? There are factions of society dead set against celebrating this eerie and sinister…

It’s the morning of Sept. 9, 2020, which means for Baltimore City Public Schools it’s the second day of school. My children are still…

Beyond and veggie burgers don’t taste like meat, and I’m not in denial about it anymore. Last week, after denying myself the delight of…

This morning I danced through my kitchen and took selfies celebrating everything about me — this is a common practice of mine. I spent…

Being purely driven by my desire to practice Sankofa from the Twi language of Ghana, meaning to go back and get it, I found…