In Defense of “HER” “Him” “They” “Them”: This is a Reminder Of Why We Don’t Report – #TRIGGERWARNING

WARNING: THIS POST contains detailed images of domestic abuse and trauma: please practice self care when reading and after. if you need to take a moment before you comment or you choose not to comment at all i understand. I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health for a long time, but specifically this morning, I’m not entirely sure where I am going with this … Continue reading In Defense of “HER” “Him” “They” “Them”: This is a Reminder Of Why We Don’t Report – #TRIGGERWARNING

You Inspired This: I’m Still Here And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

You who abused me. Pushed, and “challenged” me, you who raped me, not caring how I felt or what I needed. You inspired me to believe that I would beat you by choosing to survive. You chose to abuse. I chose to live. Now here I am and you’re a footnote in the story of my life, a reminder that the world is filled with … Continue reading You Inspired This: I’m Still Here And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

Triggers…Triggers…Triggers…

I’ve been doing interviews like crazy this week, about the podcast, and the website. About gender based violence, about my experience, and about the things that I have been through. It’s been triggering, and it’s been difficult, I mentioned that in my last post. It’s been difficult remembering all the things that hurt me, and all the people that were involved. But I also recognize … Continue reading Triggers…Triggers…Triggers…

Embrace Your Mixed Ass Self

Today, I spoke with Sharmane Fury from ManeHustle Media, and I really realized that I have not been embracing my mixed girl self. If you’re mixed and you are out there, maybe you’ll understand what I mean when I say that I’ve always felt like I needed to be “either, or” instead of “all” of myself. Black folk have straight up told me that I … Continue reading Embrace Your Mixed Ass Self

Depression Can Kiss My Fat Black Ass

I am depressed. I have been feeling it for the last few months, but I figured as long as I was pumping out blog posts, then I was doing okay. I wasn’t really depressed, if I was still getting the work done, right? That’s what everyone says, and I know this because I’ve talked to a lot of people about their own depression, and that’s … Continue reading Depression Can Kiss My Fat Black Ass