Tag Archive | growth

Getting Free

I am a warrior, and I will fight for my inner peace to the death. My battle with depression as an adult – thankfully – is not the same as it was when I was 14. 20 years ago (sheesh, 20 years?) I felt I had absolutely nothing to live for.  I’d tried cutting my […]

Letting Go: The Ex Files

I found this just browsing my writings. I wrote it near the end of September 2013. Don’t know why I never posted it, but I like it. I hope you do too… I had dinner with my ex two weeks ago. The ex. The woman to whom no one else could ever compare. She was […]

Untitled – Because Peace is a Process and I’m still learning

Starting about three weeks ago, as Life tends to do, my ability to maintain inner peace in the midst of chaos was tested to a brand new level. In a matter of two weeks – exactly seven days apart, actually – I stood nose-deep in heartache. One immediate family member was diagnosed with cancer, and […]

Lighthouses

 “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~Anne Lamott We are all here to heal and aid ourselves and each other. We are all healers. But I think some people are more naturally in tune with their healing power. Like a lighthouse aids boats […]

Militant Love

The world is a better place when you allow yourself to love freely, with no restrictions. With no fear of pain or betrayal. Let love flow unfiltered. A great majority of the past year and a half have been spent in emotional numbness, denial and self-absorption. Love’s hangover. I don’t regret any of it, nor […]

Liberation through Queer Parenting

I was very nervous about coming out to my oldest daughter, then 11. This was a new feeling for me in the coming out process, the nervousness. Aside from my best friend, I didn’t give a shit about what people thought, and fortunately, coming out was very easy for me. But with my baby girl, […]

Queer Hetero Love / Starship

“We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other.” — Audre Lorde I want to date the lesbian version of my best friend. She is the one friend that I […]