What’s this black woman doing in the Junior League of Birmingham?

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a more prosperous Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is Alexis Barton.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. I know you’ve seen it: The Help. That movie another Southern girl (Kathryn Stockett) wrote, that shook up the publishing world and shone a light on … Continue reading What’s this black woman doing in the Junior League of Birmingham?

Birmingham rape survivor speaks up

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Today’s guest blogger is  Alexis Barton.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here. On November 9, 2003, I was raped by an acquaintance in my car behind a Birmingham high school. This ugly incident challenged everything I assumed or … Continue reading Birmingham rape survivor speaks up