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!

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

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?

Still….

You KICKED me while i was down... ...because you believed i would not [could not] recover. BUT! in the words of my great Grandcestor Maya Angelou, STILL!!!!!!!!! I RISE. -Trista.Daniell

You need to forgive…yourself.

Once during self reflection, I was tasked with the question, "Who are you really upset with?" ...after hesitation, I realized the root of the anger was towards myself. The reason is not important, but the outcome was like a healing balm to my soul. I was trapped in anger...that I was directing towards others out … Continue reading You need to forgive…yourself.