I'm a 16-year writer/editor (half my time spent with mainstream newspapers before I tapped out on "unbiased" journalism). Check out my three Medium publications: "I Do See Color," "Tickled" and "We Need to Talk." (Former Medium publications "BlackTechLogy," "Doggone World" and "Homegrown" have been moved to Substack, the latter of which were renamed "Homegrown Tales" and "Black Girl In a Doggone World." Subscribe!) On a personal note, I enjoy occasional pilates and plenty of Kukuwa Fitness. However, I adopted a Hound mix on Juneteenth 2021 after being a two-year dog walker (500 walks for 84 dogs), and I'm too pooped to dance as much as I did before. I'll get back to it when her puppy energy simmers. Lastly, every time I talk to my old Girl Scout leader, she offers me $1K to go to law school. Why? There's a little lawyer who has set up shop inside my head and an activist who rents office space, even when I really just want to walk my dog, dance and enjoy a vegetarian meal. Expect plenty of argumentative op-ed posts. Anything else? Visit Shamontiel.com.