“If you don’t know anything about a person’s lineage, be careful before fixing your mouth to tell them they’re doing something wrong or know less than you.”


Kristian Asere Bello (also known as awo_ifatade)

This post publish date: Oct 5, 2017 @ 15:35
Original video was shared in early March 2017

It’s time to clarify a few things:

No need to hide or sneak around. For those who want to come looking for me here you go www.courtneycrosslin.com.

He’s been lying to most of you the whole time (especially the group of women “H.P., F.L., K.A., K.J., T.P., R.C.”) and a few more who say he give you spiritual guidance.  Continue reading Kristian Asere Bello (also known as awo_ifatade)


Because of the emotional strain of thinking about this became too much (and I still rage), I password protected the majority of the pages and posts on this site and sort of walked away for a bit.

However, it still ate away at me, knowing there are many other women in the world experiencing the same things I went through. So:

  • as more and more women hit the streets and become “engaged” in social justice/activism work;
  • with the most recent news of R. Kelly and another woman coming forward;
  • Joss Whedon’s wife telling her story; and
  • the fantastic article written by City Paper about Baltimore artists and abuse,

I’m back.

As time permits, I’ll unlock more of the content, as I’ve seen an increase in organic searches.

As Rep. Maxine Waters Said during last night’s Black Girls Rock, “If You Come For Me, I’m Coming For You.”

Community: Emotional Justice and Accountability

Dear Black Activists, Let’s Talk About Emotional Justice: As an activist, your heart is always at risk of breaking. Seeing your community systemically and strategically attacked and your people endure suffering from every angle, makes you constantly gloomy. But what happens when the heartbreak we bear also comes from those we take arrest with and for? Many activists are righteously tied to a cause greater than their existence and fail to be noble in their personal lives. Seeing people whom I admired stoop to low levels of stubbornness and pettiness, and unwilling to work towards conflict resolution puts greater distance between now and the future we fight for.” Via http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dear-black-activists-lets-talk-about-emotional-justice_us_58c8257ee4b02bfb77583c62?zo2yszjwps1lcjtt9