Author Archives: Carolyn Riker

About Carolyn Riker

A creative explorer using the magic of imagination, surfing the sea of understanding and finding bridges to connect it all.

It’s an Unearned White Privilege Thing…

My whiteness gives me unearned privileges to be seen in society and heard and to succeed. A good education is almost guaranteed. Or living in a neighborhood with little crime — It’s an ‘unearned white privilege thing’. I can walk … Continue reading

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I am Bresha Meadows, are you?

Originally posted on Taylar Speaks:
Bresha Meadows killed her father in July of 2016, she was only 14 and she shot him with his own gun. The family of the man who was her father claims something is wrong with…

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Blue Clouds: Soul’s Creative Intelligence

My debut book of poetry, prose and short essays is available! Here’s the book trailer: http://youtu.be/IJHiISmsGbg To purchase a copy, please follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692808450 Book Cover Photography by Mary Liz Austin. Book trailer and book cover designed by Alice Maldonado Gallardo … Continue reading

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Moonlight Soul

On parted lips of moonscape night her supple sojourn beckons midnight A golden brush plunged round with sea her canvas swells segue to haunting harmonies Wave splashed tendrils orchestrate succulent shivers and shoulders splayed while bare heart quenches the blades … Continue reading

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Cycle of Violence and Trump

The other day, I wrote an analogy to someone about Trump. I said something along the lines: Trump’s racism is likened to domestic violence, incest and sexual abuse. What happens behind millions of closed doors and kept silent because of shame, … Continue reading

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Depression speaks.

Originally posted on Magic of Stardust and Words:
Photography: Peter Nijenjuis He would ask, “What’s up?” I’d reply, “Not much.” He would laugh and joke, understandably uncomfortable with the slate of silence. But I’ve shared before and these words go…

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My Skin Color was Born Privileged.

Many recently felt the insidious behaviors of an open, gashing universal sore. Acknowledging those visceral feels were and are so real. The ones that punch from afar; harnessed triggers of intimidation, manipulation, control, anger and threats. These are strategic distractions … Continue reading

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