Kirstjen Nielsen, the current Homeland Security Secretary, has recently come out in defense of a policy separating undocumented parents from their children. A move that certainly won't age well in the eyes of history. This policy is eerily reminiscent of the days when white supremacist institutions advocated taking (A/N: kidnapping) indigenous children from their homes… Continue reading Homeland Security Secretary Defends Inhumane Treatment of Undocumented Families
Look at how far you've come. Look at the nature of the detours and choices you have already made. In all cases, you chose to fight for what was right, chose to sacrifice your time, your money, your safety, and finally the status and career you worked so hard to be worthy of, for what… Continue reading Me to Myself #1: Rest Is For the Weary
Adults can make bad decisions with good intentions. Adults can be hypocrites. Adults can be wrong. As a child, the romantic understanding I had of what life is for the human being was not ignorant of these things; rather, their importance was dimmed relative to that of who I might become. I was starstruck by my own future.
So I have been pretty sick over the last three days. Not just coughing and runny nose. Nah, I'm talking high-grade fever that wouldn't let up. I knew there was something wrong with me, something "abnormal" wrong. This wasn't the kind of sickness that seemed like I could just throw it off. I felt like… Continue reading On Why Love Won’t “Trump” Hate
Today, I wanted to take my book and disappear up a tree, to draw and watch the world through the eyes of the people passing below. I didn't get quite that far: nervous about being judged for climbing in a skirt, I instead planted myself on a bench between two magnolia trees. The thought entered… Continue reading Sunday Mornings Are A Walk In The Park
I have been asking myself the same question a lot lately: What is it that I am so afraid of? I keep trying to delve into my psyche to find a way to relinquish myself from fear, I meditate so that I can find a way to transcend it, and suddenly - when I am… Continue reading Wish: To Be Fearless, Strong, and Unbothered.
Here’s the fourth installment of my 365-Day Writing Challenge, which I started about a month ago. Today I bring you something sweet and idyllic, a kiss, and a promise of romance to come. Here’s the prompt: “23. Sugar: Write something so sweet, it makes your teeth hurt.” This was my attempt at a bit of a romance story.… Continue reading #23. Gimme Some Sugar