Category: Wisdom

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A Critical Racist Mistake Even Non-Racists Make and How to Avoid It

A Critical Racist Mistake Even Non-Racists Make and How to Avoid It

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 jour [...]
Survivor Affirmation: I Value Wise Counseling

Survivor Affirmation: I Value Wise Counseling

I value wise counseling.In times of confusion, wise words enable me to stay grounded like the anchor on a ship. Instead of being swayed by every wind [...]
The Truth About Suicide that No One is Telling You

The Truth About Suicide that No One is Telling You

On suicide awareness days it isn’t always the person suffering that we need to address.Not everyone is compassionate.  Not everyone is compa [...]
Are We Going to Leave Child Sexual Abuse Out of the Hip Hop History Books or Nah? by Tonya GJ Prince with Daniel Johnson

Are We Going to Leave Child Sexual Abuse Out of the Hip Hop History Books or Nah? by Tonya GJ Prince with Daniel Johnson

 Planet ShockThe early 80's. I was in elementary school. Rap was newish to those of us in central Virginia. It was launching! And, [...]
Survivor Affirmation:  I Love Myself because I am Worthy of Love

Survivor Affirmation: I Love Myself because I am Worthy of Love

I love myself because I am worthy of love. I respect myself and the healing journey that I have taken to bring me to this day. I am in the proces [...]
The Truth about Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence and Boundaries

The Truth about Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence and Boundaries

The Very Idea People used to walk all over my boundaries.  And, I used to allow them to get away with it.  Wise counsel taught me that [...]
Affirmation:  I Am My Own Unique Self-Special, Creative, and Wonderful

Affirmation: I Am My Own Unique Self-Special, Creative, and Wonderful

I am my own unique self - special, creative, and wonderful.No one in the entire universe is like me. My Creator made me with a special assignment [...]
Affirmation: Silence the voice of self-criticism

Affirmation: Silence the voice of self-criticism

I silence the voice of self-criticism.I don’t even hear self-criticism speak when it tries to get my attention. It doesn’t have anything good to say. [...]
To the Misguided, Misdirected, Mislead, and Misinformed, about Child Sexual Abuse

To the Misguided, Misdirected, Mislead, and Misinformed, about Child Sexual Abuse

We thought they were right       Some of us were children when an older girl told us that it was normal to play with each other in a way tha [...]
We Gotta Ask Pregnant Moms Who Are Survivors Better Questions

We Gotta Ask Pregnant Moms Who Are Survivors Better Questions

When  a close relative, Morgan*,  announced her pregnancy our family was ecstatic! I had to hear hear every detail.By this time my own [...]
How the Hopeless Find Hope Again

How the Hopeless Find Hope Again

My Granny had a saying, “You have got to reach up and git yo self, now.”  She always said it with such a stern voice.  I think because of t [...]
Rape, Child Sexual Abuse, and Victim-Blaming: The Real Deal

Rape, Child Sexual Abuse, and Victim-Blaming: The Real Deal

Trigger Warning What the heck is victim blaming anyway? So victim blaming is a term you hear from time to time.To be clear, when you say that you [...]
No Gratitude, No Quilt: You May Never Fully Heal From Pain Without Gratitude

No Gratitude, No Quilt: You May Never Fully Heal From Pain Without Gratitude

Update!Several months ago, my mom asked me to buy her hair accessories similar to the ones that she once saw me wearing.  I did.  When [...]
How Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence Can Make History

How Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence Can Make History

Fannie Lou Hamer! Motown! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr! Rosa Parks! Angela Davis! Eartha Kitt! Recy Taylor! Dr. Maya Angelou! Nin [...]
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