My son learned a valuable lesson in his early teens that millions of adults have yet to learn. Don’t ever attempt to play tourist guide on a journey that you know little to nothing about. My son was your standard mischievous, fun loving, adorable, brilliant young gifted and black child. One lesson that he had to learn was not to be rough with girls. I understood his issue. He comes
Some women came from the Women’s March proud of one special achievement. They were proud that they expressed their views in a way that didn’t appear angry. They said you could tell because no one was arrested and there wasn’t “violence”. They were “good girls.”I was angry at these women. At first. They got up too early Sunday morning with that shenanigans. Posted their “achievements” all over the internet
Hope is PowerI know a little something about hopelessness. I know a lot of something about hopelessness. There were times in my healing journey where it got so agonizingly painful that I wanted to give up. On top of that, when it comes to emotional pain, no one can tell you when it will all be over. Everyone says, “It takes as long as it takes.” You don’t want
I’m Terrified to Tell You that I’m a Rape Survivor Because I’m Afraid You’re Going to Judge Me Negatively, Deny My Experience, and Care More About Not Having Your Favorite Celebrities Interrogated or Your Entertainment Disrupted, but I’m Going to Take a Chance and Tell You Anyway By Son of Baldwin I wrote this in response to all of the rape denial going around like the flu because of Nate
What Now? Revolutionary Secrets Uncovered on Survival, Resistance, and Movement Link to Video➡ https://goo.gl/mtdfN3 Empowerment and Inspiration just in time! WESurviveAbuse.com created a video featuring quotes and links to books that may restore hope and help you build a strategy, organize, and come up with a plan for every letter of the alphabet. Find resources that bring insight into: ✹How one young Survivor of sexual violence confronted an established hero”
A Sensitive HistoryThere was a time in my life when I was very emotionally sensitive. Everything hurt my feelings. No one could say anything to me that didn’t make me cry or have some time of emotional outburst. What I know now is that I was overwhelmed with so many unresolved feelings and emotions that I couldn’t properly process anything new. In other words, my inbox was full.
Circa 1980 something My mother: So if everybody else goes crazy does that you mean you go crazy too? Me: No? (* I swear, I wanted to say ‘yes’, but something told me that was the wrong answer. Perhaps it was her irritated tone.) Our conversation was in response to a phone call that my mother received. Our principal’s staff had personally called each and every parent. That day there
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. ~William Shakespeare Remix (Originally posted on WESurviveAbuse.com) 12/17/2015 Well, this week I learned that the Millennials outnumbered the Baby Boomers. The first time that any generation has outnumbered the Baby Boomers. Perhaps that is why there has partly contributed to the recent attention to social change and social justice. I realize that