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
What would Martin say if he saw the state of the people he died for today? -Trista Daniell
Inspired by Actual Events on 1.2.17 -Begin Rant- Was there some rule created in 2016 that said you get a tax break for treating people like a-holes and/or being overly sarcastic, rude, harsh, critical or otherwise? Because people are losing their minds with the way they TALK to others! I honestly understand how Hannibal Lecter … Continue reading I Understand Hannibal Lecter…Rude People Piss Me Off!
Dear Kelly (and all those you represent), Stop using incidents that are clearly wrong to justify silencing #BlackLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter is a movement to stop police brutality, harassment, and the unjust treatment of African Americans by the police (and the government that allows/upholds such treatment). These are individuals who swore an oath to serve and protect; … Continue reading DEAR Kelly: to the white woman who read a story about a black man murdering another black man and asked, “where’s black lives matter, now?”
1. Quit running from your problems. They'll only follow you. 2. Quit blaming other people for everything. It's not always everyone else. Many times, it really is YOU. 3. Quit defending yourself when you're clearly wrong. Quit it, just quit! 4. Quit using people. Or, don't complain when you're used back. 5. Quit playing the … Continue reading 25 (+1) things to #Quit for #2017 (today’s a great day to start!)