Yesterday a friend of mine and I went to a nearby Dunkin Donuts to get some work done. She left because the music was making it difficult for her to concentrate. I stayed because I had found a rhythm. For me the music was soothing my panicked attempt to look at job opportunities I should … Continue reading So it was racism!
So, college is done... But I have a lot of feelings. College was a bittersweet experience. An experience I need to think through and heal through. At some point being in college felt so painful. It felt like torture. I was immensely sad and depressed. I didn't feel appreciated in my department. I didn't feel … Continue reading And we’re back
Last year was for sleeping This year seems to be for understanding It's for trying to reconcile my body, my emotions and me It's for putting labels on things and trying to make sense of them Today I went to a bereavement group. It was weird being in a group with people who lost loved … Continue reading Finding words for emotions
I went to a party this weekend And I felt like a commodity The music was great, wonderful African music that my body wanted to jump to, slide along to, bob to, just MOVE along to It could have been the best time, but instead there were these annoyances that could not keep their hands … Continue reading Ask before you touch
STOP ERASING OUR STORIES STOP TRYING TO ERASE US BECAUSE YOU CANNOT AND WILL NOT
Who will tell our stories and who will document? Who will value us enough to think us worthy of having our lives live on even after we are dead? How will our children know how we lived? How will our children get validated? This is us This is how we do things and it is … Continue reading I WILL
STOP IT!!!! stop it, what are you doing? Please stay, you can't leave, you can't. Please, I do not think I can live without you… You can and you will, coz you don't have any choice. I am leaving and this time I am not coming back. You are selfish and self serving. You threaten … Continue reading July 10 2015