Trauma Isn’t Strength

Hi. I’ve been feeling led to talk about trauma recently, and how many of us equate the way we’ve survived traumatic experiences with being strong. Trauma isn’t just the huge thing that many people think trauma is— in fact, if you feel like something or someone traumatized you, you’re right, and your thoughts and feelings are … Continue reading Trauma Isn’t Strength

Abuse as a Love Language

Hi. There is a terrifying yet common trend that I’m noticing more and more lately. “Trend” is actually a really bad word for this, because it’s been going on forever— generations and generations of people being raised with harsh words and, as a result, being harsh speakers. We sometimes even do this to ourselves, but … Continue reading Abuse as a Love Language

My Cries for Help

Hi. Note: I wrote this in mid-April, but I couldn’t convince myself to post it. I feel like now is the time. I just want to preface this with saying that if you’re my friends or family, do not internalize feeling responsible for me being suicidal. If anyone is triggered by speaking harshly to/about yourselves, … Continue reading My Cries for Help

The Mammyfication of Black Women

Hi. We have to learn and grow simultaneously, or else we will not succeed. mam·my ˈmamē/ offensive a black nursemaid or nanny in charge of white children. I found this on Google, and honestly found it to be too forgiving. Mammy’s were not called “nursemaids,” they were called slaves or “the help,” their humanity stripped from … Continue reading The Mammyfication of Black Women

The Voice of the “Angry Black Woman”

Hi. I’ve been working my way up to this blog post for a while. As I continue to unpack my past and clear out the energy blockages such as fear and being a people-pleaser, blockages that once kept me from speaking my mind, I am finding that it is becoming much easier— yet this topic … Continue reading The Voice of the “Angry Black Woman”

Listen to Black Women Like You Mean It

Hi. In an attempt to be transparent and consistently say what’s on my mind without fear, I want to state that I am aware that these next few weeks are going to sit wrong with the people who need to hear it most. I say this, not to garnish pity, but, rather, to encourage more … Continue reading Listen to Black Women Like You Mean It

Self-Serving Activism

Hi. An issue I have noticed in the leftbook groups I am in, and from the accounts I see retweeted largely, is that the activism being displayed is self-serving. Here, you find a bunch of people, usually straight white women at police brutality marches and straight white men at feminist marches, who are being paraded … Continue reading Self-Serving Activism