Family Tree Sketch on Scrap Paper

They Hate Me … Because They Love Me

  My family hates me.  And by family, I mean my cousins.  That's really all that's left, my cousins - my mother's brothers' children.  (I have no siblings except for: 1, the one I was hidden from; 2, the half-sister from another mother and her now-deceased brother.  This is a really long story I'm not … Continue reading They Hate Me … Because They Love Me

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

Depressed Woman (Edited)

I Know What You’re Thinking: How I Became a Loner

Response to Pointless Overthinking's Question of the Day – No. 508   "How often do you assume others think bad about you and how do those thoughts look like?"  When I read this prompt, a torrent of emotions flowed into me.  Do I assume others think bad about me?  YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES. … Continue reading I Know What You’re Thinking: How I Became a Loner

Spring Springing in the Corner of Our Yard

On Being “Self-Taught”

  On this idea of being self-taught in my art adventures, I don’t think that’s really a thing, at least not for me. Disclaimer: I am an absolute newbie. Although I’ve made many different types of things all through my life, I just started learning to draw within the last year and to paint within … Continue reading On Being “Self-Taught”