Back to Africa

Back to Africa I told you that I didn’t ask to be here And you told me to go back to Africa Blind in ignorance Smug in privilege Your words betrayed your heart Bound by ignorance Gagged by privilege I had to bite my tongue I wanted to rage about my stolen history I wanted…

How to stand against racism: A primer for white people

Virtually every day, people of color (POC) feel like we must defend our personhood, our right to participate in the so-called “blessings of liberty” that are supposed to be secured for us in this nation’s Constitution, and even our ability to engage in the most basic levels of self-expression.  It’s tiring as crap when you…

In Dixie: A free verse poem

In Dixie   Trayvon (Look away) Michael (Look away) Tamir (Look away)  Sandra (#SayHerName)    I found my voice living halfway between the capitals of my oppression, with the land of the free and the land of cotton on either side In Dixie Land I took my stand refusing to stay silent in the name…

On a personal note…

I share things from my life on this blog, but I don’t always share what’s current in my life. I tend to leave the up to the minute stuff to Facebook. However, I felt that since we have so much going on, it would be best to blog it and not create a mega long…

They’re DNA testing dog poop now

They’re DNA testing dog poop now You read the title of this post correctly. There is DNA testing available for dog crap. Apparently, leaving your dog’s poop in your neighbor’s yard is an crime that warrants a Law & Order: SVU level of detective work to solve. Apartment complexes and Home Owner’s Associations are now collecting DNA…

What no one will tell you about bitterness…

Being bitter feels good.  Instead of doing the whole click-baity thing where I make you read the entire post word for word, I’m just going to write the ‘pay off’ first.  Being bitter feels good. Plain and simple. It feels good to have a symbolic whipping boy that you can pull out and beat whenever…