In my family, my father constantly quoted Obi Wan Kinobi to my mother: “I have been waiting for you Obi Wan. And now the circle is complete! When we met … Continue reading For The Little Black Boys That Had To Wait To See Themselves As Superheroes…
“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” -Audre Lorde (1934-1992) This is not going to be an ode to being or knowing a ‘bitter’ Black girl. What I want to … Continue reading The Happily Ever After
I have spoken about Cyntoia Brown before. There was a sadness in her eyes that I have seen in my own. That sadness comes from trauma, disappointments and trying to … Continue reading November 2019 Book Review-FREE CYNTOIA: My Search For Redemption In The American Prison System
Admin Note: This piece uses strong language, and is frank with its candor concerning activism. It is important such pieces be written as it makes plain the frustration which sometimes … Continue reading Not Today…
TW: Domestic violence, intimate partner violence There is something heinous dwelling in a person when they can take the life of someone they were once in a romantic relationship with. … Continue reading FIRESTARTER HOTSHEET-Killing The Flowers: For Aisha and Tamera
James Baldwin said it best: “As long as white Americans take refuge in their whiteness…they will allow millions of people to be slaughtered in their name.” During 72 hours, there … Continue reading Firestarter Hotsheet: If All It Takes For Evil To Prosper Is For Good Men To Sit And Do Nothing, Where Are The Good Men?
This month has been like riding a roller coaster while on fire. In recording this through the theme of #MeToo, rape culture and toxic masculinity, September has forced me to … Continue reading The Messy #MeToo (1808)
Trauma is not made for public consumption. You don’t get to dictate when someone should have told you about what devastating thing happened to them. You don’t get to dictate … Continue reading The Come Forward: Don’t Ask Why It ‘Takes So Long’. Ever.
There is a seducing nature to pain. A stabilizing factor in suffering. You can diagnosis it. Take medicine. Get more rest. Pain can be managed. Pain can be explained … Continue reading The Trauma Romance & Recovery
I was 10 in 1991. I remember my mother and father watching the Judiciary Committee of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas on television. I remember my mother watched it with … Continue reading #MeToo, #UsToo, #TimesUp: Is It Admirable Or Ridiculous?