In my 29 years of life, I’ve broken ties with plenty of people. As we all do in our lives. Some on good terms, some on bad terms. I’ve even left a bad taste in few people’s mouths upon my departure. Yet, they’ve always been warranted and needed most times. I’ve always been an advocate… Continue reading Severed Ties: Don’t Update Me on People I No Longer Eff With
The world around you is falling apart. People that look like you are being killed over and over by those appointed to protect us. Our brothers and sisters have been found hanging in trees and it's being labeled as suicide. Your government not only supports your demise but is evolving and coming up with new… Continue reading The God In You
As I become more and more attentive to current events and the horrors of marginalized communities, I’ve needed to reach back to my roots more. Those roots deeply seated in God and the Bible. The truth seeker in me understands the weaponization of Christianity against Black people. I know the lies of a white Jesus.… Continue reading The Bible on Collective Activism
Fibromyalgia is defined as a neurological disorder, which causes widespread musculoskeletal pain. It impacts the Central Nervous System, which impacts the body physically, emotionally, and mentally. According to research, fibromyalgia causes the brain to process pain/nerve signals differently. Fibromyalgia causes extreme fatigue, inconsistency in sleep patterns, fibro fog (loss of memory), and mood swings. The pain… Continue reading Fibromyalgia: More than the Eyes See
Feeling indestructible. That's how some feel when it comes to their bodies. Totally ignoring the signals their body gives them to do the things they want to do. At that point in time, it may not catch up and the regularly-scheduled activities can still go on. But as you get older, things definitely change. I,… Continue reading Listen To Your Body!
Hey Everyone! It's been awhile since I've given you a look into one of my poems from my book The Diary of She - Vol. II. Today's poem is entitled Writings On The Wall. I wrote this during a time when I was weak and willing to deal with almost anything to keep the person… Continue reading TSS – “Writings On The Wall”
We hear it all the time, blood is thicker than water, and in some fortunate cases this is true but in others when it comes to family they tend to cut us so deep they bleed us dry instead of keeping us healthy, hydrated, energized and feeling loved. A lot of times, it's normal to feel… Continue reading Signs Of A Toxic Family Member
Sometimes I wonder why we even enter relationships; why be with someone we never truly know? Why tell them our secrets, make love to them, and eventually give our hearts without the guarantee of security? Where does this urge come from and what do we do when it all comes to an end? Breaking up… Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?
The Psychology of a Black Woman Similar to a Blackbird except there doesn’t seem to be a term for me anymore Like this world’s denial of my history and its insistence on progression has filled all the space Including the small corner where I once sought comfort It was familiar At least there they knew… Continue reading The Psychology of a Black Woman
August has been an extremely stressful month for me. I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned this before in any of my blogs, but two years ago I started dealing with carpal tunnel. Going to work eight hours a day, then going home being on my laptop for six more hours PLUS the amount of… Continue reading I Never Thought I’d Be in Pain Every Single Day