This Post is Gay: You know you wanna read it. 😏

I've seen waaaaay too much LGBT hate on my timeline and I am not for it. I stepped back from talking about LGBT issues, the Black community, and the church (specifically, predominantly Black churches), but maybe I need to start speaking again. Cause what y'all WON'T do is tell people like me we not welcome, … Continue reading This Post is Gay: You know you wanna read it. 😏

This ain’t no damn beauty pageant!

A couple of weeks ago I came across a post from the singer/dancer Ciara. Under the post, several people commented on how beautiful she is and many agreed. Then, one person turned the convo by comparing her to Beyonce.... From there, people began to argue sbout which of these beautiful black women was "better" based … Continue reading This ain’t no damn beauty pageant!

Are your prayers full of FAITH or fear?

If/when you pray: Be careful of praying under the influence of fear. There is power in confession. I confess, for the bulk of my life I've lived under a cloud of fear. Every single decision I made during that time was made our of fear - fear of lack, fear of being alone, fear of … Continue reading Are your prayers full of FAITH or fear?

Shut THA $%!@*&^ UP, SOMETIMES…GEESH 🙄 #TristaDaniell

We LOVE shutting someone else up (or down) but let someone tell us we need to be quiet and watch the bulk of us react like bratty little toddlers who saw their mom giving another kid attention. Lord forbid!! 🙄 Most of the drama/setbacks in our lives start with someone's mouth; and much too often, … Continue reading Shut THA $%!@*&^ UP, SOMETIMES…GEESH 🙄 #TristaDaniell

Whores & Wives XXVII

Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX,XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI “Barnard promised not to say anything until I’ve had a chance to talk to Derrick Michael.” I said twirling my coils with my index finger, trying to figure out a way to ask Ameya to upend her life and custody of my kids. “Good.” She sipped a homemade … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXVII

Whores & Wives XXVI

Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX,XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV Barnard’s reaction to the news of Catina being his daughter lulled me into a false sense of courage. Before I knew it, I’d accepted Dr. Sanchez’s offer to speak with the detective she’d brought in. Soon after, I was sitting in her office telling this…stranger…everything I knew, and a … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXVI

Whores & Wives XXV

Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX,XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV “I wish you were here to tell me what to do…” I took another swig from Carmen’s engraved flask and continued spilling my soul. “…you knew how to handle stuff like this. You know how to make things better.”                 I sat atop of Carmen’s grave, nothing but the … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXV

Whores & Wives XXIV

Previously on Whores & Wives:  I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII “I can’t continue to go on like this; living these lies, navigating these webs of deception….my life is falling apart!” I sobbed in Dr. Sanchez’s office. “Well, we knew this was coming. We tried to tackle it head on, but it’s okay that we did not. It’s too late … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXIV

Whores & Wives XXIII

Previously on Whores & Wives: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX , XXI, XXII, “You’ve been at my house nearly three weeks and you haven’t done a damn thing. Have you even seen your daughters?” Ameya didn’t try to hide her annoyance … Continue reading Whores & Wives XXIII

Your faith is weaaaaaakkkkk! I SAID WHAT I SAID! #TristaDaniell

When Paul speaks of "the secret" to being "content in any and every situation" he tells us in the next verse that secret is his faith/trust in Christ and I AM (God). "I can do everything through Him Who gives me strength" (Phil 4:13) This is a statement of faith. A declaration of trust. Paul … Continue reading Your faith is weaaaaaakkkkk! I SAID WHAT I SAID! #TristaDaniell