In our new series “OHF Family Tree,” OHF Weekly editors take readers beyond our stories of racial equity, allyship, and inclusion for a chat with the writers who make our articles possible. In these interviews, you’ll learn a little about how they came to be the people they are today and what motivates them to take their stand for a better world.

Last Friday, we spoke with Sherry Kappel about her deep appreciation of Black literature, the use of race as a diversionary tactic, and her epiphany that all white people are racists. This Friday, we sit down with Marley K. and discuss the pervasiveness of white supremacy, the cost of speaking the truth, and the backstory on her straight-no-chaser style.

We want these interviews to be a two-way conversation of sorts, so we encourage you to leave comments or questions in the comments section near the bottom of each newsletter. Don’t worry, your thoughts don’t have to be perfectly expressed. Just jot down what’s on your mind.

Writers and editors alike thrive on feedback. But we’ll never know for sure if we stuck the landing or kicked a wide right without your response. Plus, we’re all family here, so there’ll be no guilt applied for honest communication.

And remember, since there’s no more paywall, you can now share any OHF Weekly newsletter or article with your friends and family free of charge. Dive in. The reading is free!

Love one another.

Clay Rivers
Our Human Family Founder and Editor-in-Chief