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Psychologist, Theologian, & Activist | Author of #SacredSelfCare | Trying to survive the siege of intersectional oppression & chronic illness
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Jun 19, 2023 7 tweets 1 min read
I get that #Juneteenth is a relatively new holiday for most people in the US. And the non-Blacks in my area are tripping a bit about how to approach it. So here are a few tips. 1. Don’t act like it doesn’t exist. Honor it the way you do other federal holidays. That means cancelling activities & meetings that can be cancelled.
Apr 14, 2022 15 tweets 3 min read
Yesterday I followed the convo about this Jennifer M Buck "Bad and Boujee" mess, and said I was going to keep quiet about it. But I woke up feeling messy. I’m disappointed in my friends at Wipf & Stock for letting this one get through the cracks. They’ve been a great outlet for womanists and LGBTQ people who’ve had a hard time getting publishers’ attention. My first book “Too Heavy a Yoke” is with them.
Mar 16, 2022 14 tweets 3 min read
I'm supposed to be writing right now, but #DaylightSavingTime has me all messed up, so instead I'll take this moment to get something off my chest. This is about #TurningRed. I should probably do a video, but I'm a social media dinosaur, so Twitter thread it is! Been thinking about that critic's review that the film wasn't universal and was limiting since I saw it. I don't think there's any bigger way to announce "I'm a mediocre white man" than to claim you can't see the universal themes in a Disney movie.
Mar 15, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Beyond academia, are there other professions where people voluntarily create more work for themselves that won't result in more money, comp time, or promotions? Ministry and K-12 educators are similar, but I still think there's a distinction. It's almost like professors feel like we have to make up additional projects to atone for the amount of flexibility we have.
Jun 26, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
Remember in the 2016 campaign when many Black people were telling our White friends/students/colleagues to “get your cousins?” I’m pretty sure the far right attack on #CriticalRaceTheory is happening because a significant number of young White people have been doing just that. Many of us have seen the videos of White teens and young adults taking their racist and FauxNews-obsessed families to task. I have many current & former students who’ve shared with me the frustration & heartbreak they experience when they challenge their families.
Jun 24, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
One year ago, I predicted we'd need careful reentry time coming out of quarantine. But did I do that? Nope. The past few weeks, it's been full speed ahead and I'm feeling it. It's not even just the social aspect. That's hard enough for introverts. But there are so many backlogged tasks all falling upon us at once - going to the dentist, renewing passports, finally getting some home repairs done, getting a haircut.
Mar 15, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
I wasn’t going to say anything but here goes: If I were in practice right now and a new client brought in that recording of Kirk and Kerrion, the best conclusion that I’d be able to draw is that “There’s a problem in the relationship.” That’s all. I wouldn’t be able to say who’s at fault, nor would I be interested in that (because that’s an almost irrelevant concept in family systems theory). I wouldn’t be able to deduce what led up to it or what happened afterward.
Nov 8, 2020 25 tweets 6 min read
Woke up thinking about the question @namenzie asked yesterday about the plan for rescuing Christians stuck in MAGAland. Honestly, my first thought was along the lines of “F*@% them! Let them rot.” Then I went straight OT. Literally. I pulled up Deut 21:18-21. It’s my favorite text of terror to hurl at “bad” Christians.
Jul 28, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
This is what we mean when we say that White supremacy has infected US & Western Christianity. It’s important for ppl to understand that this is not ignorance; it’s intentional. People are actually arguing with Metaxas as if he’s simply uninformed. That’s not the case. He has chosen to frame Jesus as White despite all evidence because that is critical to the project of White supremacist Christianity.
Jul 2, 2020 20 tweets 5 min read
This is finna be a thread on the pushback against White Fragility. As books on racism take over the bestseller lists, there’s inevitable debate about which books make it there & whether they deserve it. I commented on the critique re: “How to Be Antiracist” a few days ago. Now let’s talk about White Fragility.
Jun 16, 2020 13 tweets 4 min read
My peeps who know @lecrae, send that brother a copy of #IBringtheVoices and tell him not to talk to another white evangelical about race until he reads it. I'm listening to the entire convo now and the whole thing is a setup from the beginning.
Oct 12, 2019 19 tweets 6 min read
I haven’t talked about my #breastcancer journey much on the twitters but since it’s #breastcancerawareness month, let’s do this.

Warning: Don’t follow me on the basis of this thread w/o checking the profile. I’m liberal AF & I mainly tweet about racism & sexism. I was 1st diagnosed w #breastcancer in Jul 2014. Went thru dbl mastectomy, chemo, & reconstruction. Was rediagnosed w a local recurrence in Oct 2018.
Feb 12, 2019 19 tweets 4 min read
I am so giddy about my forthcoming book on racial reconciliation. I feel like a kid in a candy shop every time the publisher contacts me about the next step on the publication process. There’s a long backstory behind this book I spent 10 years immersed in the Christian racial reconciliation movement, from 2006-2016. From the beginning, I was plagued by “Yes, but” moments, but that didn’t stop me from being all in.
Mar 23, 2018 9 tweets 1 min read
In response to my critique of multiracial churches, many people have asked me what these spaces should look like and how to make that happen. Those are the wrong questions. The question is “Who must I become and how do I do that?” 1. Educate yourself on structural racism and POC theologies. Notice the “educate yourself” part. You should do this in partnership with POC but not by asking them to educate you.