Josie Pickens

Josie Pickens is an educator, culture critic and griot whose work focuses primarily on race and gender. Follow her musings on Twitter.

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Aug. 10 2013 5:34 PM
Josie Pickens, at Ebony, writes an enlightening piece about childless couples. Unlike people who have doubts but have children anyway, she says childless couples are happy because they are forging their own way and living life on their terms. 
May 7 2013 12:12 AM
In a piece for Ebony, Josie Pickens takes on the "relationship expert"-backed theory that we don't truly desire and pursue platonic friendships that don't lead to romance.
Dec. 20 2012 12:03 AM
Reflecting in a piece for Ebony about Shelly Frey, a desperate single mother who was killed for petty shoplifting in Wal-Mart, Josie Pickens laments the extra burden that she says too many black women are forced to bear.