This morning I logged into Facebook and noticed a stream of “me too” status updates. Curious, I kept scrolling and finally one status explained that for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse that they should write it as a form of solidarity among survivors. I almost posted my own “me too” but my […]Read more "Why I am hesistant to say “me too”"
Recently I got into a conversation with some people I am very close with about Colin Kaepernick. First, let me say, during this conversation I was surrounded by a table of Trump supporters and I was the only “crazy left-wing radical liberal.” Now, they weren’t the kind of Trumpers that would be found in a […]Read more "When Can Black People Protest?"
Now, first and foremost, I need y’all to know that I LOVE P!nk. Like…I loooooooovvvveeee her. I have been listening to her for over 15 years. She developed the soundtrack to my heartbroken teenage years, my confident not-gonna-take-shit persona, the pains of my divorce; it always seemed that everything that was going on in my […]Read more "The danger of white celebrity voices during times of racial tensions"
This year I have been learning so much more about depression. Through my own experience, through the stories of others, through researching out of general curiosity. Depression is a tricky thing. Not many people understand it because it’s a disease we can’t really see, so it can seem self-induced. But approximately 15 million Americans have […]Read more "How to support someone with depression"
My word of the year is AUDACITY. I LOVE this word. It has especially gained significance in my life since the election and observing all of the down right hate and distortion of the truth I have been seeing in this country. I truly can’t believe that people have the AUDACITY to say or do […]Read more "Black voices being silenced by the alt right"
I don’t often get impacted when celebrities die. I was shocked when Robin Williams passed. And Prince. Whitney Houston. I was definitely surprised. But I didn’t necessarily feel a sense of mourning like other folks. These celebrities were humans like anyone else; doesn’t it feel a bit unfair to immortalize them in their death when […]Read more "R.I.P. Chester Bennington"
While I was in Hawaii last week, it did not take me long to realize that I had gone a whole day without be sexually harassed while walking down the street. Then I went 2 days. 4 days. 6 whole days. Even though I was walking around damn near naked (like many other folks as […]Read more "The PTSD behind street harassment"