Raped, Alcoholic Goddess

Yesterday, while visiting a takeout place familiar to me, I saw a woman I had never seen before. And there was this beautiful energy between us, a vibe. She saw me and I saw her. We exchanged brief pleasantries as I paid at the drive-thru window and she handed me my food. I felt the…

Thank You, Alice Walker

Nobody knows unless I speak it, put it out into the world, just how truly difficult some writing roads can be. Especially if self-worth is fledgling in its growth in a once broken heart. Writing is my life. Now that I understand this, now that I’ve lapped it up with my tongue, swished it around…

How Social Media Almost Killed Me

Social media is no longer sucking the life out of me. Once ago I used to open up my Facebook and Instagram pages and feel regularly defeated as I scrolled through my account feeds. They inspired terrible feelings of stunned wonder and dismay about American life: Was this it? Was this what we as human…

Suck It Up & Get Life Done

Everyone loves a good story. Stories connect us, they help us to identify with and relate to each other. But what if the stories we’re telling ourselves are because we are following the establishment’s set rules for our lives? What if the stories we’re telling each other are based on the blueprints which are impressed…