Welcome to my words…

I’m not a writer or nuthin’..

I jus’ got words…

come to my mind

an’ I

put em on paper or,

type em on screen.

When I was ten, I wrote down thoughts without effort

…and won a contest – without attempt.

“It’s poetry!” said one.

 “She has a gift!” said another.

The teachers told my momma, my momma told me…

And? Still.

I’m not a writer or nothin’

I jus’ got words

come to my mind.

An’ I put em on paper

or, type em’ on screen.



-Trista Daniell

  • Whores & Wives XXIV

    February 3, 2019 by

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  • Whores & Wives XV

    July 9, 2018 by

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  • Whores & Wives [X]

    November 14, 2017 by

    Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX It’d been a week since the funeral and I still hadn’t returned to work. Instead, I saw the girls off to school, Derrick Michael off to work, and I climbed back in bed with the goal of remaining undisturbed. Except my… Read more

  • Whores & Wives by Trista Daniell

    August 27, 2017 by

    “You’re sleeping with my husband!” It was 9:42 AM on a Wednesday, and my best friend was screaming this most horrible accusation outside of my home. “I can’t believe you! You… dis…loyal… bitch!” She shouted while banging her fists against the heavy oak door. She hit with such force that I swore I felt the… Read more

  • Throwing Shade for Jesus 🙄 #TristaDaniell

    August 15, 2019 by

    Folk love to use God to throw shade – as if that makes it any less shady. It doesn’t. We enjoy making ourselves the saints and everyone around us the sinners. It’s never our fault. When things go bad, we immediately look without to find the problem, rarely – if ever – within. Have you… Read more

  • Sis & Sip Podcast Seeking Guest Speakers!

    August 14, 2019 by

    FEEDBACK REQUESTED: Below are my topics for my upcoming podcast, Sis & Sip. Would you tune in (targeting black women, 25 – 45 years)? I AM CURRENTLY SEEKING GUEST SPEAKERS with expertise in: Financial planning, wealth building, mental health/counseling, women’s health, and spiritual issues (varying religious understand but primarily well versed in various forms of… Read more

  • A Simple Truth – Ego. #TristaDaniell

    August 10, 2019 by

    We were placed here for a purpose, but we have been misled to believe WE are the purpose. Everyone here is for everyone else – WE are ONE. When we separate ourselves from the whole, we begin to operate from our egos which is narcissistic and completely uninterested in anything that doesn’t benefit self. We… Read more

  • Dear Single Sis, #TristaDaniell

    August 1, 2019 by

    Dear Single Sis, YOU ARE ENOUGH. We don’t judge men by their relationship status, so why is a woman’s worth determined this way? I am so tired of seeing ACCOMPLISHED, BRILLIANT women with SO MUCH going for them diminish their greatness all because they don’t have a man. Some of you are highly educated, financially… Read more

  • Don’t TALK about it, BE about it #TristaDaniell

    July 26, 2019 by

    You say you want wealth, but waste money on frivolous wants while refuseling to invest in financial literacy to learn to properly manage AND GROW money. You say you want to lose weight, but you continue to indulge foods you know keep you overweight. You say you want a better career, but you refuse to… Read more

  • Reflections for #Healing #TristaDaniell

    July 24, 2019 by

    I’m beginning to accept my purpose in this world. No matter how much I try to move away from it, I always find myself back here….desiring to teach, help, inspire healing. So, here I AM. I figure if I honor my purpose, then maybe all the other stuff I want to do will come along… Read more

  • Question of Faith: Ego

    June 24, 2019 by

    Are you seeking God or what you want from God? How often do you set aside time to only give thanks/praise/worship without making new demands of God? What is the focus of your prayers – material gains& personal victories, or spiritual gains & deeper relationship with our Creator? How much time do you devote to… Read more

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