Word of the Day: WHERELESS

Word of the Day: WHERELESS

Today's word of the day comes from my very own brother. His exact words were, "Where do you think that description came from? It had to come from somewhere. It's not whereless." LOL

As funny as that statement is, I can't help but think about a time when I may not be able to enjoy my annoying little brother and his weird humor. I mean, he can possibly be killed by the police for being...funny. (Sorry to switch gears here, but I can't ignore what's going on in America. And sorry I didn't segue into this topic of conversation with eloquence. Vulnerability can't be perfected.)

My heart is broken, y'all.

Read More

How to Write Through Pain

How to Write Through Pain

#AltonSterling

#PhilandoCastile

...and to the countless others who've lost their lives to police brutality, I mourn with your families.

I am neither here to debate why these murders were justified, nor am I here to talk about how uncomfortable I am to be black in America. Instead, I am here to simply talk about pain and how to push past it.

You see, I've always written in my journal(s) or listened to music to help me get through trauma as a child. Nowadays, I write more. These past few days have been filled with disheartening national news (per usual); however, my sadness was primarily due to the injustice within the news. The murders of U.S. citizens Alton Sterling and Philando Castile really struck a nerve with me (for obvious reasons, but also) because these unfair deaths were hours apart. Different bodies, but the same results: murder without consequences. 

Read More