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

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  • Whores & Wives by Trista Daniell

    August 27, 2017 by

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  • ….#throwbackthursday to the days I used to sing.

    September 5, 2019 by

    So, my first known talent was singing. I discovered I had a voice long before I discovered my gift with words; and for a while I loved the craft. Like other young black girls born in the 80s – EnVogue was my EV-ER-EE-THANG – and when Destiny’s Child premiered during my high school years I… Read more

  • YO PAIN? YO PROBLEM! #TristaDaniell

    August 21, 2019 by

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  • 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

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