The Reaping….what do you sow?

You will recieve a return wherever you intentionally invest your energy. Stop gossiping about folk then getting mad when they gossip about you - that's your harvest. Stop scheming against others and being surprised when things always seem to turn against you - that's your harvest. Stop lying all the time while having the nerve … Continue reading The Reaping….what do you sow?

I Didn’t Survive #RKelly, but I survived so many like him….

I applaud John Legend for his willingness to speak out. I hope more men follow his lead. It angers me to hear how many men (and older women) around #rkelly had opportunities to (at minimum) report him to authorities and/or get these girls away, warn these parents, etc....and they didn't. A little of my story … Continue reading I Didn’t Survive #RKelly, but I survived so many like him….

Collaboration Over Competition

IT’S YOUR LIFE. TAKE CONTROL.

Listen. The problem with most people is you're projecting your problems onto others. Everything is everyone else's fault, nothing is ever your own. Understand, if your life is the sum of everyone else's mistakes, so is your future. To take control of your life you must face yourself and get honest about your bullshit. You … Continue reading IT’S YOUR LIFE. TAKE CONTROL.

Discipline starts EARLY. #Parenting

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

Four things you can do, right now, to help someone with a mental/emotional health issue. By #TristaDaniell

If you want to help someone who has a mental/emotional health issue, one of the best things you can do is L-I-S-T-E-N to them (cause people just really don't listen). The second thing you can do is respect their words/feelings/triggers/boundaries as if they were your own. The third thing you can do is check in … Continue reading Four things you can do, right now, to help someone with a mental/emotional health issue. By #TristaDaniell

Whores & Wives by Trista Daniell

Whores & Wives [IV]

Previous installments of Whores & Wives: I, II, III “I was supposed to be at the restaurant by 7:45! Why did you let me sleep so long?” “You were tired. You needed the rest.” “But my phone was ringing!” “Your phone. Not my business.” “Ohhhhhh goooooooooddddddd!” I groaned while I slid on my stockings and … Continue reading Whores & Wives [IV]

Beauty Standards #Poetry by #TristaDaniell

Beauty...should not come at a cost.

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.