3s: The Suns We’re Seeking or My Brother and Me

ONE. I recall the time I was helping my mother outside, there was a hose in hand, probably watering azaleas. Talking about nothing in particular. Probably trying to pry the past out of her. My parents never reveal a thing. You must have had to have been there to know something about them. So I […]

ᗪOᑎT ᑎᗴᗴᗪ Tᕼᗴ ᒪOᐯᗴ 🖤

I don’t need the love you can’t give me anything I don’t already have / can’t take away what’s not here / can’t forgive me for everything I did in your past life / didn’t sit as far back as I can remember / the bus or the train that drove too deep into the […]

Forgiving Vulnerability

“A little rough around the edges, but I keep it smooth” Janelle Monae. Sometimes we’re hard and tough. Other times we’re soft and flexible. That’s why I like this lyric by the artist Janelle Monae. Discussing the yin and yang aspects of ourselves, parts that are often at odds with each other. Our society rewards […]

Love Galore and Drew Barrymore 

I’ve been thinking about the small project (from Whoopie Goldberg) examining popular song or media in general that have shaped my view about romance and love. In the span of ten minutes I went through so many different songs that I couldn’t put my finger on a theme, aside from love. It wasn’t only good love, […]

The Pain of Humanity 🕷🕸

I often scroll through the Twitter timeline and find wonderful threads educating people on communities and cultures that are often misunderstood or erased altogether. I also read arguments that sound like the same idea said in different ways and people expect 140 character statements to make everything clear. What’s not clear is why more people […]

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