Free Enterprise: day 2

This week I find myself smack in the middle of some real life altering changes; things that are beyond my control. Suffice it to say, this writing course was right on time! Day 2 of Free Enterprise — Tuesday 12 July 2016 — Alexis had me and the other participants thinking and writing about concealed…

Why I Divorced My Abusive Mother and Why it’s Okay

With both hands, I take one corner each and shake out the blanket to its full length so I can cover my chilled skin. For no reason at all — other than my Ancestors’ will be done — the blanket smells like my grandma. I wonder if it smells like her grandma, too? Would the scent be familiar to any of them…?

Incite! Color of Violence (COV4) Conference

WOW. Just, wow. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get to sleep at a reasonable hour tonight. It’s going to be hard to wind down from all the amazing energy people are tossing around over here at COV4; from the personal stories, knowledge, compassion, and push to better within ourselves and our communities…