I remember at twelve years old I was this girl with dark skin, crooked teeth and braids. I had just come from Australia, and had a heavy Aussie accent. As soon as we came to Seattle, Washington in 1997, I wanted to be like most “African Americans” I saw on TV. I wanted to be […]
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Once you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, such as bi-polar, like I have, how do you live with and survive it. How do you transform your suffering into the power of endurance?
This month I wanted to focus on women’s strength, defiance and power! As we just celebrated International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018), along with with the momentum of the “me too” movement (started by Tarana Burke) brewing, I say we women have a lot to celebrate, particularly women of color.
I don’t know about you, but I feel this month has been full of turmoil and violence. February, the month of Valentine’s Day, is supposed to be full of love, not just love between couples, but love among friends and family members. Instead it has been full of drama, violence (shootings) and unappreciation for each other.