Waking Stream-of-Conscious Rant, Supine Position, Unedited

Saying goodbye to the world as I’ve known it. I am not grieving. Grief is done. Watching pain unfold since I was a child, only now acknowledged by the whole world. Imagine being told all your life that your truths are not true, that your struggles don’t exist. “Angry Black Woman” label slapped on me … Continue reading Waking Stream-of-Conscious Rant, Supine Position, Unedited

Can I Act It Into Being?

If I decide that I am an artist and start doing artsy things Will I BE an artist? This is not a facetious question. In another post, I mentioned that I've always been drawn toward art, as in a craving in my heart to MAKE SOMETHING. I've messed around a little, making random things, all … Continue reading Can I Act It Into Being?

Fear is a Coward

Fear is a Coward

Funny thing I notice about Fear. He’s big and bad and burly while he’s at home lurking in my what-ifs and what-mights. He pokes at my stomach until I’m nauseous. He pounds on my chest until I can’t breathe. He shakes me and rattles me until I’m dizzy. He yells at me until I’ve relived … Continue reading Fear is a Coward

Message of Hope- After A While- Veronica A. Shoffstall — Go Dog Go Café

 I just had to share this beautiful, encouraging poem, originally shared by The World According to Redcat.  Truly worth keeping for a dose of hope and support whenever you need it. Hello Everyone– In these times of uncertainty and fear, I wanted to share a poem with you that I cut out of a newspaper … Continue reading Message of Hope- After A While- Veronica A. Shoffstall — Go Dog Go Café

BLACK WOMEN TEAR DOWN MISOGYNOIR IN POWERFUL SPOKEN WORD SHORT

I just discovered this on the AfroPunk blog.  Seems I’ve said many of these words myself over the years.  Powerful.     Set in the idyllic New York cityscapes, three wise women confront misogynoir and the violence of the patriarchy through spoken word. Written and … BLACK WOMEN TEAR DOWN MISOGYNOIR IN POWERFUL SPOKEN WORD … Continue reading BLACK WOMEN TEAR DOWN MISOGYNOIR IN POWERFUL SPOKEN WORD SHORT