How do you?

How do you see a light when there is no tunnel? How do you stop worrying when they will use it against you and say that you just don’t care? How do you protect your peace, when you are going into a war zone every single day? How do you ask for help, when you…

The Illusion

You tell me I am so STRONG, I tell you “nah I am just afraid not to be.”  You tell me I have changed, I look up at you and say oh really, I am just depressed.  You tell me loneliness doesn’t last always, I tell you I don’t feel lonely just rejected.   You tell…

CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH

Juneteenth is the oldest annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger went to Galveston, Texas, and stated that the Civil War ended as well as slavery. A General Order was put into effect following a proclamation from the Executive of the United States…

Heavy

Heavy is trying to push 480 pounds on the leg press when you have only maxed out at 400. Heavy is rucking 15 miles with 60 pounds on your back in the middle of summer. Heavy is attempting to get all of the groceries out of the car at once because you are trying to…

What They Say

They say be yourself, but how do you suggest that I do that when the world I am in is not comfortable with me being myself. They say speak your mind, how do you do that when the world says speaking my mind is intimidating and aggressive.  They say advocate for yourself, how do you…

“Now What?” It Just Hit Different

I envisioned the dream, but didn’t believe it would come true My mind is relieved, but my body feels heavy I feel proud, but afraid of the responsibility  I see a path but it’s too many roads to choose from I had no expectations, but exceeded all expectations  I cried a lot, but it was…

A letter to The Black Mother

The smile that just came across my face when I thought about the words that would describe her. I think of her as a chameleon, but I wonder why she has to be. She is graceful, poised, my everything, needed, wanted, a mother to all, the standard, sought after in most if not all things.  She…

Insecure Ep4 Rant: So who is going to rescue Molly?

Okay so yes I am a few days behind, but for some reason this show has me live right now. I have avoided all of the twitter talk for this week because I am still trying to process Molly.  She needs a rescue for real.  Someone please call the delegation and Sarah Jakes Roberts. So…

Quick Insecure Ep3 Rant

So Insecure fans, I am just catching up on the show. I am that chick that likes a few episodes to be in the que.  So, Issa said that she felt she got the “dude in progress” and relates this to her 5 years with Lawrence.  Remember Lawrence was not working and they were definitely on the…

I am THEM and THEY are me…”broken”

Yes, I Need You to Weep for Me  Last night and this morning, I cried a river. I cried because of how helpless I felt in a world where people who look like me continue to be treated unfairly, where people who look like me continue to die and where people who look like me…