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

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

Happiness is Jill Scott in Concert : A Trip into Our Lives and Souls

Jill Scott in concert! She was mesmerizing. Besides her spectacular voice and showmanship, I was surprised at her humility and honesty.  How many artists are willing to let you look away, to let you spend a LOT of time focused on something other than herself? This was Jill Scott’s show. Many times - MANY - … Continue reading Happiness is Jill Scott in Concert : A Trip into Our Lives and Souls

Treasure Chest

Prosery: Between Heartbeats

She had long since stopped struggling. As reward for her compliance, she was able to drift off into an alternate reality, one in which there was no smell of piss and liquor emanating from she didn’t know where. A reality in which her fingers were gripping the silky coat of her dog, Sophie, wrapped around … Continue reading Prosery: Between Heartbeats

it Is What It Is

Annoyingly Profound, Part 1: “It is What it Is”

Throughout my marriage, two of my husband's most-used phrases have driven me crazy.  The first (as in the one which appeared earliest and has been used most often) is "It is what it is."  The second, which appeared only a few years ago, is "You don't know what you don't know" and, oddly enough, this … Continue reading Annoyingly Profound, Part 1: “It is What it Is”