Then it hit me with a sudden annoyance after I read the last Instagram post. And so what? Why are we so concerned to be included in People's magazine? Why is our concern as people of color to be included in the mainstream standards of whiteness?
I'm exhausted. I am exhausted and sitting here crying. I am exhausted because I can't take another young black life being taken and cops walking off free. I am exhausted that I have to find out that in the a 30 minute drive from me a white man shoots at a group of pool side … Continue reading Exhausted and Woke.
Lately, I have been wanting to really expose myself more to conscious talks and knowledge by engaging in conversations or attending any events that catch my attention. It is always to good to expand one's knowledge. But, especially in a time of high racial tensions and division, I crave more and more connection to all … Continue reading Wu Tang’s GZA Didn’t Wu Me …
As I was perusing my Facebook timeline, I came across a post that disturbed me. There has been an uptick in homophobic harassment in the gay neighborhood of Hillcrest, CA. After re posting and commenting, comments then ensued about another incident today and those that are happening in WEHO (West Hollywood). A 65 year old … Continue reading Gay and Unsafe in the Gayborhood
I said goodbye. I walked away with anxiety and relief all at the same time. I walked away from years of a bad cycle. I am fighting to make sure that I never revisit that cycle again. I got pushed out the door and tossed out with all my things, but I picked them up … Continue reading Walking a Tightrope: Finding Your Talents
Small talk turns into small kisses on the nape of her neck.. no formalities, gentle touches caress the outlines of her body as he pulls her closely into deep conversations of kisses telling her she is in this moment is the only one.... For this moment YOU are the only one and only in this … Continue reading We are the Hidden Figures- Black People Magic on Display
Saturday, Nov 7, 2015-Dara Thomas and Angela Calvin, said I DO. Per my usual pattern, I disappear for a while in writing and then come back. I keep saying I need to be more consistent. Yet, I feel like I always need to be inspired. I just need to create inspiration and relevance within myself. … Continue reading New Journey, New Transitions, New Thoughts-Newly Wed Part 1