My Rainbow Umbrella

My umbrella symbolizes colors of the rainbow. My umbrella symbolizes gay pride. I carry it with pride. My pride is my deep understanding of being an AFRICAN American woman living in a society that labels us based on colors. We come in all colors and shades. The shades of black women represent our history in... Continue Reading →


Faery Tales

As a kid, I remember being obsessed with Tinkerbell. I think I dressed as her like three years in a row.  As an adult, reading the story, I see Tinkerbell in a whole other light. As a kid, I loved the way she floated around, sprinkling faery dust, and in my mind, helping others. As... Continue Reading →

Lonely vs Alone

Alone: Isolated, separated from others (Merriam- Webster) Lonely: Sad because one has no friends or company, solitary ( So many times I hear people talk about feeling lonely.  Feeling like no one understands them. Feeling distraught and depressed. And then there are those that say that they can be in a crowd of people and... Continue Reading →

No Doubt

I can be honest. I doubt myself a lot. Question and over analyze. To the point where there are many times that I talk myself out of things. I convince myself that there is a reason that something can't or won't happen and then I throw obstacles in my own way. Negative thoughts creep in,... Continue Reading →

The Panic Room

  I've been a worrier my entire life. I can't remember a time that I didn't worry. I'm always thinking, pondering, mind always spinning. To some point that has served me. My imagination and creativity benefits. Everything else does not. I'm often tired, exhausted, and easily irritated by people. Most people don't outwardly see that... Continue Reading →

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