I woke up Wednesday morning feeling lost and confused, remorseful over the events of the night before. So much shame and a deep feeling of wantonness filled my chest, comprising the air circulating in my lungs trying to keep me alive. My head ached, my body was sore, and I wanted to vomit up the … Continue reading Lament Song
They told me I was white Because I did not speak like the other black girls So I stopped talking And learned to write instead. I hid behind the written word So that no one would ever call me that again. Link to image >
I can't breathe. Your unrealistic expectations are suffocating me. But you can't hear my cries for help, Over the noise of your ego. Maybe my existence clashes with your own. But I don't need to die, Just so that you can live. Link to image >
Dirt. Ending up in places you don't belong. Whoever thought you could be the source of so much unhappiness? What did I ever do to you? Have you come to disturb my peace? Have you come to unearth its fragile state? Dirt. I don't know what to make of you. I will clean you up … Continue reading Dirt
Sadness. Everywhere I go, freedom escapes me. And that hurts, like a thousand paper cuts on the knuckles of the thumb. When will the pain end? When will enough be enough? Link to image >
Last week, I received a call that no parent ever wants to receive - that there was a potential threat at my child’s school. After the police received information that there was a suspicious person outside of the building, the school was put on code yellow to ensure the safety of the children and faculty … Continue reading Is This Who We’ve Become?
This last year has left me weary. The constant news of violence against my people has been both overwhelming and discouraging, the latter because I honestly don’t know when relief will come. Our nation has built it’s wealth and prominence in the world by victimizing black and brown people - something that will not be … Continue reading The Importance of Worship in Times of Despair