a dark place

I’ve taken myself off the Cymbalta as of approximately 24 hours ago. It wasn’t doing anything for me. Well, that’s not true, it was doing something. So, I’m sure those of us that have been on anti-depressants know that there are an array of side effects depending on the drug. Lack of appetite, increased appetite,…

one drop rule

I stand corrected. My sister spent a couple of days at a friend’s house out of town over the weekend. And she became the butt of every black stereotype joke he and his bros could throw at her. It’s not even counting the ableist and sexist shit they hurled around too. To quote my sister’s…

identity, part 2

I don’t want to say it’s weird for me to think about my identity, but at the same time it’s… weird? It’s mainly because for pretty much my entire life I’ve suppressed and rejected the black part of me. But now I’m trying to learn it, embrace it and nurture it, grow pride in it.…