Whores & Wives by Trista Daniell

“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 … Continue reading Whores & Wives by Trista Daniell

Whores & Wives [III]

[Before you begin, please take a moment to read chapters one & two if you have not already. ] “You’d have to understand my mother to understand why I’m not upset by this. I expect these things from her.” “You don’t have to explain yourself, Amya. However, you feel is perfectly fine. I am here … Continue reading Whores & Wives [III]

Beauty Standards #Poetry by #TristaDaniell

Beauty...should not come at a cost.

Whores & Wives [II] by Trista Daniell

Read the first installment here. “I can’t believe we’re sitting out here like idiots. Why can’t we wait in the lobby?” “BECAUSE, this is a boutique hotel; the lobby isn’t big enough that I’m sure we won’t be seen, and the bar is too far to see them come in.” We were staked out in … Continue reading Whores & Wives [II] by Trista Daniell

God, For Sinners Devotional: Cursing your blessings.

"When words are many, sin is absent, but (s)he who holds his (her) tongue is wise." -Proverbs 10:19 This morning, I read the scripture above as part of my devotional; and it got me thinking - how often do we set ourselves back (spiritually) based on our tongues? I suspect a lot. Growing up, I … Continue reading God, For Sinners Devotional: Cursing your blessings.

When life offers you lemons…

There's a lot to smile about in this world. Find it. Relish it. Don't let anybody take it away. The world is angry and wants you to be angry along with it....even though you might have all the reason in the world....don't. It's easy to be what everyone else is....be rare...be insane...be positive....be optimistic...be a … Continue reading When life offers you lemons…

My Country, Tis of Thee [Side B]

When I was a little girl I learned the American classic, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee'" and I was taught (in the predominantly white schools) to sing it with "pride". I always thought it didn't seem right...so...today, i fixed it to better reflect my reality as a #BlackAmerican #woman My country*, 'tis of thee, [*rather, … Continue reading My Country, Tis of Thee [Side B]

I AM…Black Woman.

Melanin goddess Mother of the earth Kissed by the sun. I AM ... BLACK WOMAN... XXOO - Trista Daniell.

Peace

It doesn't matter how much you have, ...without peace, it's nothing. It doesn't matter how little you have, ...with peace, it's everything. Selah. -Trista Daniell

Prayer for Today: Psalm 25

Prayer for today - praying the scripture Psalm 25.  Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart habe multiplied; free me from my anguish. Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins. For the sake of your name, YHVH, … Continue reading Prayer for Today: Psalm 25