Poem: Forget Me In the Headlines

You forgot my name already, Reduced me to my complexion. My skin, Mahogany, Caramel, Umber, Means I don't have a story. My body, Riddled with bullets, Beaten, Raped, Stolen, Cold, Lies within the earth. My spirit, Trapped. Justice, Non-existent. I had a purpose. I have a name. You don't use my name. To you, My [...]

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You Are Different

Whether you like it or not you are different. Other people do not think like you, act like you, or feel like you. Your mold was created beautifully and uniquely, not intended to fit someone else's. Some people come close, you, my friend, are one of a kind. There are days where you are not [...]

The Leaves Are Changing: Autumn Tag 2018

The always charming Fox of The Patchwork Fox, tagged me to participate in celebrating the joys of autumn. I follow Fox on twitter and their new blog is such a delight! I would highly recommend taking a peek. 1) What signifies the start of Autumn to you? The crisp air, the crunch of falling leaves, [...]

Blogger Recognition Award!

The requirements for this award are as follows: Thank the blogger that nominated you Write a post to show your award Give a brief story of how your blog started Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to Comment on each blog and let [...]

Dance, Dance: Pick Me Up Playlist

My blogging tribe, Laura Spoonie and Johnzelle, tagged me to participate in creating a "Pick me up playlist" for World Mental Health Day. Laura created the tag, a brilliant way to spread positivity and light. If I could only use three words to describe each of these individuals I would say: Laura: warrior, authentic, and [...]

10 Everyday Victories for your Mental Health

I know for me when my mental health is not in the best shape, ordinary tasks seem futile. The motivation is nonexistent and to be fair, why should I care about my settings when I feel terrible? In the end, our environment tends to reflect our mental turmoil. There are days when something as simple [...]

September 2018: Thrills and Exhaustion

I cannot believe September is almost over! I tend to lose track of time, but I do feel I blinked in July and suddenly October is knocking. This month, in particular, has been filled with new experiences and wonders; I am honestly exhausted and I could use a solid two weeks' slumber. I would also [...]

AwkAnxAvg 5: You Up?

"Hey" with three dots, an ellipses, what does that mean? Remember, we are learning not to panic. My fingers fumble as I prepare to respond back. Each text exchange feels like it's the first. I don't know why, maybe because I am not used to people wanting to chat with me. Those treacherous three dots [...]

Be Kind: Random Act of Kindness Award

My dear comrade Em, of Famine to Feast, nominated me for the Random Act of Kindness Award. I had to read her post twice to make sure it was actually me she was referring to, it was an unexpected, sweet gesture. Em is truly a genuine person and she allows us to bear witness to [...]

AwkAnxAvg 4: Revelations

If you are not ruining things, you are completely halting their potential. You could have a good thing here. Hi positive thoughts, thank you for joining us. You make a valid point, now hear me out, she could realize she is wasting her time and quickly come to the conclusion that I am boring and [...]