TW: This is going to get morose. You’ve been warned.
All in Mental Health
We live trapped lives that we do not choose but once we have the option to choose, will we repeat what we hate or build something new?
My feelings were hurt and I’m working through it. This is what happens sometimes when you share yourself. It’s my least favorite part.
This is going to be complicated. You’ve been warned.
I am not okay and I’m not gonna pretend I am to keep you comfortable…especially while y’all on that bullshit.
It’s taken me years to realize that I am neither my “before” or “after” picture. I am me and I am amazing!
Monsters rule the world and we’re just waiting to die. Tired is my not so new normal and as the illusions of our situation continue to crumble to dust before us, I can’t even fake enthusiasm anymore.
I ain’t your superwoman and it’s time for that narrative to die.
Sometimes, it’s really not you. But you gotta look at yourself and be honest about your shit to be sure.
Where we take a break to break and “fix” ourselves yet again…
Photo by The AMP Image.
This is dedicated to the corpses of friendships past.
This is a long one talking about the various ways men, and in this instance Black men, exploit, diminish, and punish Black women for refusing to be their willing tools. The photo shows Typhoid Mary, a Marvel comic character who was often used as a tool for the men in her life.
I’ve been depressed for 30 years and all this suicide and death is hard to process as this country continues to burn. But I’m doing the best I can.
You are not in the fight for equality if you protect your privilege. You are also not in it if you're willing to sacrifice me for your personal gain. And this happens way more often than it should. Do better.
I'm struggling to work out this freelance stuff and wondering if making a living outside a traditional structure is possible. I mean, I know it is, but is it possible for me?
Photo by Steven Joerger. Male Bishop Cosplay by Barr Foxx Cosplay.
When you live in a white supremacist society, the poison of whiteness is sometimes necessary for survival. But it's a survival fraught with danger and punishment.
This essay was originally published on The Establishment on September 7, 2016.
To the people in my life who only comment on my Facebook posts to defend white supremacist bullshit:
Fuck all the way off.
Here is part two of some of the realities I deal with in my relationships with white people. I'm not going to lie - it's work. Constant work. And specific work that only you can decide if it's worth the effort.