People love to give children a pass on poor behaviors when they're little....then wanna be all super hard on them when they become teenagers and wonder why they having such a hard time getting a child to listen...IT STARTS YOUNG! Stop spoiling the hell out of these kids, babying them (especially the boys! Ugh!),and giving … Continue reading Discipline starts EARLY. #Parenting
I have a really bad habit of talking until I'm blue in the face in an effort to give people chances to "fix it"....whatever it is. I don't know why I do this. I find it's counterproductive because as long as I'm talking, it means I still care.... Except, you get to a point where … Continue reading Shut Up! (Stop begging people to love you)
So this came cross my newsfeed this morning....with its usual negative comments from self righteous heteros 😒: I don't know the poster...but an associate shared this and it appeared in my timeline and of course....I gotta step in and speak my peace (which I did on her post). Sharing here too because others need to … Continue reading When Heteros Judge….Parade Edition
....some of y'all wear y'all insecurities like skin....the sad thing is you cover it up with assholism and pettiness thinking you're fooling everyone into believing you're happy - you're not. Happy people don't go out of their way to downplay someone else. Happy people don't get upset when others celebrate themselves and/or their accomplishments. Happy … Continue reading Insecure….
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]
For those who don't know, the hair care line, Shea Moisture, released an ad about not hating your hair that featured two Caucasian women and one Black woman with light skin and really fine curly hair. At the end of the ad, we see a dark skin woman with "kinky" hair in the midst of a collage of … Continue reading Why We’re Mad At Shea Moisture #BlackWomen
Just because you feel forsaken, doesn't mean you are. Just because they tell you "you're forsaken", doesn't mean you are. You are what you think...and sometimes what you feel...but not necessarily what others say you are. Think positive. Feel positive. And don't let others define you. It's rarely easy, but it's worth the effort. -Trista … Continue reading Just Because #BipolarBlog
I see how some children (especially boys) grow up and are unable to take responsibility for their lives. It has everything to do with influences you allow and the way you train your child to respond to this world. Check the influences around your child and ask, is this who I want him/her to become? … Continue reading Do Your Child A Favor….
Martin Luther King Jr. understood God is/was still sovereign and in control of all...yet that did not stop him from feeling outrage, pain, sadness and horror at the atrocities we faced. It also did not stop him from marching/fighting. Please stop dogging people for feeling upset/ doing whatever they need to be okay with this. … Continue reading God doesn’t give us peace, to throw it in the face of others.
I think everyone should have to take a test course (or something of the sort) in order to register to vote each period. There should be something that requires us to review/gain detailed knowledge of each candidate, their issues, and the issues we are voting on, to show we understand enough to make an INFORMED decision … Continue reading The Un-Informed Voter