Tag Archive | Life

Simple Signs

I woke up in a really bad mood today.     I’m trying to become a morning person, so I’ve been setting my alarm clock to 6:00am. I think I finally gave the snooze button a break around 6:50. I really just wanted to stay in bed and listen to the rain. When I went to my […]

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 […]

Write Through the Fear

To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.  ~Katherine Paterson I’m embarking on a journey of writing a collection of short fiction stories. I write all the time, but I haven’t made an attempt at fiction since I was a child, so this whole […]

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 […]

Book Review: “The Grown Woman’s Guide to Greatness: Eight Spiritual Lessons You Must Learn Today,” by Lakara Foster

Lakara Foster’s second published book, “The Grown Woman’s Guide to Greatness,” is an easy to understand, accessible read for women of all ages. In it, Foster exposes her rawest self, sharing her journey of spiritual growth, one of many voices on various life paths, to incite self-awareness and discovery. Through the use of Biblical principles, […]

Best/Lessons of 2012

12: I hosted my first art show. It was very small and private, but I loved it. I felt very Bette Porter, and it gave me a glimpse into a possible new career venture. One that, as of February 4th, 2013, is looking more like a reality for me. 11: Letting go of my ex. She […]

Catharsis

I woke up one morning with a heavy heart. I needed to purge…This is what came out. This morning I had a dream that I was a young teenage boy in India, being held captive in a modern day slave labor camp. This was a first for me, actually BEING someone else in a dream. […]