THIS is the generation… Not so fast

You can find articles everywhere about how this young – “new voters” – generation may just be the one to bring real, necessary change. I agree… to an extent. I, unfortunately, have witnessed, first-hand, incidents that give me pause, and prevent me from throwing the confetti. Don’t get me wrong. I ran out and purchasedContinue reading “THIS is the generation… Not so fast”

Roseanne Just Might Change the Conversation

Hang with me on this one… just for a moment. I’m going to put it out there. Roseanne Barr has never been my favorite person. It’s not that I dislike her. I actually have a ton of respect for her. She was a housewife, who tackled an industry she loved… and won. She is alsoContinue reading “Roseanne Just Might Change the Conversation”

How Could You Send Her to School?!?

Last night, I had a few friends reach out and ask how I was able to send my oldest to school, knowing there was a threat of a shooting at our middle school. The questions were respectful, and really just searching for my reasoning. Y’all… it was so difficult. I think I may have saidContinue reading “How Could You Send Her to School?!?”

Today, I Cried at Drop Off

I waited until I dropped my 13-year old girl off at her middle school. I kept it quiet and calm because my 10-year old was in the back seat. But, much like a faucet you put on slow drip to avoid freezing pipes… my eyes released tears in a steady stream. Today is an emotionalContinue reading “Today, I Cried at Drop Off”

Dear Effie

Effie Brown is a film and TV producer who produced projects that include Real Women Have Curves, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her, and Dear White People. I admit, I hadn’t heard of her until several weekends ago, when I stumbled across the 4th season of Project Greenlight on HBO. (2013) IContinue reading “Dear Effie”

Where were the Parents?

“I didn’t think I would be here today. I was scared and nervous. It wasn’t until I started watching the impact statements from the other brave survivors that I realized I, too, needed to be here.” Aly Raisman, Olympic gymnast I don’t know if you have watched any of the victim testimonies in the sentencingContinue reading “Where were the Parents?”

When Hope Seeps In

I feel like I need to end this week on a higher note. For many in my current town, it has been emotionally draining. My past three posts… here is the first, and the second one, and then the third is here, have all been draining and dark. I have to admit, I only have a coupleContinue reading “When Hope Seeps In”

“That’s a pretty good offer for a girl like me.” Part 2

I don’t think we have anything for you.   You’re obviously in the wrong place. -Sales lady at Boulmiche, Rodeo Drive, Pretty Woman As promised in my previous blog (link here), it is time to talk about my second abusive relationship. I had planned on writing the blog the day after the previous one, and moveContinue reading ““That’s a pretty good offer for a girl like me.” Part 2″