NEW BLOG SITE!

Hey guys,  Quick update. I know that I’ve been gone for a while but I’m back! I have a new site – so far I already have a few posts up. I’d love for you guys to check it out and continue to follow me on this new journey (and if you like it, feel…

A is for Anxiety

From Kid Cudi to Kanye West and all the way to Halle Berry and Jim Carrey it is pretty hard to escape stories about people with mental health issues. The crazy thing is, is that I grew up on Cudi. His album artwork covered my walls, yet him speaking out about his mental health sparked…

Constant

Do you hear the prayers that my mouth won’t speak, and my mind won’t dare to wonder? Time and space aren’t constant, But I’m constant, Constantly trying but never persistent, They say draw near to you and you will draw near to me, But at times it feels as though the nearer I draw, the…

In the absence of justice

I always thought that in the absence of justice, peace could not exist. I’m not a flower child, but I guess that somewhere along the line, my knowledge of the 60’s confused me. Desegregation, women’s rights and anti-war protests defined what peace has come to look like in my millennial mind. The absence of chaos….

She Speaks

Does my worth lie within my child bearing hips? Or better yet is it found in the perceived juiciness of my lips? Do my periods make me dirty or simply make you uncomfortable? Because I’m yet to read the story of where Jesus washed his cloak after SHE touched HIM. Does my dress sense mean…

The Blacker the Berry

  They say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice, I say the blacker the man, the faster they shoot. Sweet, dark fluids cover the pavements, The blood of another man, He’s not a berry or a hashtag, But a father and a brother, a friend and a lover, A lover in a world…

The Girl Behind the Wall.

Show a bit of teeth Make them feel like you’re ready to let them in, The gap between your teeth is a gateway to your soul, The imperfections in your perfect smile are only noticed when you get up close, Up close and personal, A place that no-ones ever been, Some have tried but all…

He said. She said.

Last night I read one of the most heartbreaking and eye opening letters. It was the letter of Brock Turner’s victim. She has been assigned the alias of Emily Doe, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t even need to know her name. Although she wrote the letter based off of her experience, what is so heartbreaking…

borrowed time.

I am writing this at around 1am and for me, this is a really big thing (don’t worry Joshuanne, I’ll schedule the post for the morning lool). I haven’t written a post in a while, yet alone a personal one. But as I am struggling to sleep and I have this idea in my head,…

Everybody needs somebody.

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” – Proverbs 18:24 To be honest, I am quite a reserved person. I’m the type of person that you could talk to for ages and feel as though you know me without realllllyyyyy knowing me. It’s…

Overcoming with some sips of Lemonade.

The first album that I ever owned was “The Writing’s on the Wall” by Destiny’s Child. They provided many of the anthems to my childhood. As a group, they taught me the importance of friendship, the importance of self-worth, the importance of belief. Songs like ‘Girl,’ made me scared to grow up. They were independent…

The missing centimeters.

“I would just like to ask you one question… I don’t want you to take this the wrong way, But, what were you wearing?” Stunned, dumbfounded, surprised but not surprised, The cheek. What hurt her the most was that he was blissfully unaware, Unaware of what he had said, He was conscious of his utterance,…