I feel embarrassed. I don’t even wanna call myself an American. I’m in disbelief. I don’t understand. I am literally sick to my stomach. I’m so worried. This is really disheartening to watch. Morality is dead! I find it frightening. I’m honestly sickened. It feels like a bad dream. It’s catastrophic. These were a few … More Immediate Thoughts After the Election
I don’t have cable, but I do have an antennae that I receive channels through. Sometimes the connection is spotty, so I might rewatch an episode on hulu the next day. That’s what I did with the latest episode of Empire. Now, I understand that a lot of people think the show is not an … More An Empire of Triggering Proportions
‘Tis the summer for unexplainable and unaccountable shootings and murders of Black folks by white folks, or so it seems. To say I’m tired of the racism, brutality, and unnecessary deaths of Black people is a vast understatement. It is literally like there’s something new everyday, and a big part of me feels completely powerless. … More Black Lives Matter – but is that true for you?
I woke up this morning with a heavy heart, reminded of the recent violence – no matter how hard I tried to distract myself as I got ready for the day. I listened to Kirk Franklin’s My World Needs You as I prepared to leave the safe and comfortable confines of my home. I listened to … More Self-Care Amid Fury
Today has been a day full of emotions. On a personal note, I had to terminate with some of my clients because my time at my current placement is coming to an end. On a broader note, last night I saw a news post about video of the murder of Alton Sterling and I scrolled … More An Angry Black Woman – Until Something Changes
Today I began my 3rd summer semester of my graduate program. As I sat down and mentally prepared to engage in small talk with the only other person in the room, I scanned my mind for common interests. One of those interests was forensics and our current/upcoming practicum placements. Here’s a snippet of the conversation … More On Dismissing Black Folks