America, A Problem to Puzzle Through

On second thought, I do have something more to say. Because there is a need for a record, a kind of accounting of all these becomings, unfolding into newer versions of Maria, reconciling parts of old me with new me. I have captured numerous of my changes in private journals and notes for future publications….

An Ode to Chopped Hair

My Dearest Hair, We are less than twenty-four hours away from chopping most of you off.  Well my beautiful locs, we have been here a few times before and yet, I have never experienced as much angst about the eventual chopping as I have experienced this week. I am certain it’s my age. So much…

Oprah Is My Hero!

Oprah Winfrey is my truth-telling hero! I have watched and admired Oprah since the early days of the Oprah Winfrey Show. The video below is the speech Oprah gave on January 7th upon her acceptance of the Cecile B. DeMille Award at the 2018 Golden Globes. Oprah’s speech was EVERYTHING. I marvel at how well…

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…