I keep looking over at my laptop, my mic and audio interface thinking this would be a great time to work on producing or writing songs, but I just don’t have it in me.
Looking around the apartment, I’m taking note of all the things to get rid of knowing I won’t be able to do any of it safely until next month.
This is how I occupy my mind when I feel helpless.Read More
I believe the general silence around this issue is surely linked to the limited research and resources for something that touches the lives of 80% of black women and 70% of white women.
Many women are asymptomatic (meaning they experience no symptoms) and can go through life never noticing them. The rest of us are not so lucky.Read More
We can be real without being destructive and toxic.
We can be optimistic considering all the facts, not jus the convenient ones.
We can be honest about hard truths with love helping to guide our words and actions.Read More
When I find myself back in my old neighborhood on my way to smorgasburg or some local vinyl shop or a free concert in the park, it’s still strange.
It feels like a bond was broken.
I barely recognize the place. The people look at me like I’m the stranger, which I guess I am now.
You know, those exchanges between people we don’t know that are purely designed for us to perceive them a certain way, except (plot twist) we don’t care and all we want to do is watch our Netflix downloads of K-Pop Explained and Brené Brown elaborating on vulnerability and shame.Read More
In my household(s) - (there were many) this word was never uttered. When I experienced trauma or stress induced fainting spells which I’m learning is something called vasovagal syncope - my mom could be heard yelling something like “met fanm sou ou!”
That’s kreyol for the female equivalent of “man up!”.Read More
“I started noticing how often I would pick up a snack bar, or some kind of chips and little by little I saw the patterns and unconscious rituals my body would go through without much of my mind involved.
We’ve all been guilty of treating food as entertainment, as relief, as a reward. It really becomes something to pay attention when it becomes a lifestyle.”Read More
Haiti and Haitians can be proud and rightly proclaim, "We are the light of the world. We are humanity's proof that people can break the shackles of bondage and indignity. We, Haiti, have done something that not one nation, living or past, can ever claim. We have broken the chains and claimed the land that we suffered under as our own."Read More
This movie explored the privileges we all take for granted, what we fear existing within us, and the incredible influence environment has on shaping our lives.Read More
Suddenly you might find yourself questioning your guidance, or feeling less excited about something you were just proud of a second ago.
It’s like their doubt is contagious.
Umm, that’s because it is!Read More
Often, when you see what you deem lackluster being celebrated, you’re irritated. In less than 60 seconds, you notice at least 3 ways you could’ve done it better.Read More
“I’ve spent so much time trying not to attract a certain kind of attention from men, that it’s hard for me to just go there now”.
The trauma of being a New Yorker- you hear a sound that has you convinced a. Someone is spraying poison into the air in a move towards chemical warfare orRead More
I used to feel like I was constantly floating away. Logically I understood that this wasn’t true, but my mind was in such disarray that I could’t connect to the obvious fact that I was planted on the ground. It felt like physically disappearing, slowly vanishing into thin air. Imagine a helium balloon constantly under the threat of being released into the sky, except the balloon has a will to live.Read More
What if I told you that most of the people you wanted to model your life after are/were miserable? Now, what if I told you the dream you were sold might have set you on the wrong path and your belief in it is actually part of what keeps the farce alive?Read More