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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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Silence perpetuates abuse.

I hear cries in the darkest of nights. I hear it at twilight and it’s not in an alleyway but of ordinary pink and blue rooms. Abuse happens in the plain shades of real. When the gut of quiet can … Continue reading

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Black girls don’t cry. {poem}

She carries bruises blue on black blood on soul scars of shame it don’t hurt, she lies to hide truth bends rules to survive it’s only a phone an unsure assurance a talisman of dismal hope if only silent screams could hear the … Continue reading

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No More Abuse.

I’ve seen one too many dear sweet friends bullied and discouraged. I’ve read their cries of pain. I feel my own. I believe what really disturbs me is how prevalent shaming, blaming, demeaning and accusatory some people can be. I … Continue reading

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She is brave.

“I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.” ~ Georgia O’Keeffe Critical and demanding the voices kept her frozen — pinned like a deceased butterfly in a glass cage. “You are not brave”, screamed the … Continue reading

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Embracing all sides of our story.

The courage it takes to fully embrace all of ‘our story’ brings me to my knees of vulnerability. To bear witness of others doing the same, I bow at their sanctity. And once we start this epic journey, I just … Continue reading

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