I don’t believe in coincidence. In fact, I recently saw a post online that sums up my beliefs on the subject matter. It says, “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous,” and I couldn’t agree more. The thing is, while we may not always have the reasons as to why a given occurrence is taking place, we can account for the fact that it is taking place in existence. The moment is real, and chances are there’s some form of a lesson, intention, or purpose in the event’s manifestation. Today is Sunday, June 6, 2021. To you that might not … Continue reading I Can See You Through Your Mask
Do You See You? is my first person testimony with respect to an abusive relationship I experienced during my twenties. It was not an easy book to write, but it was an important story for me to share. There have been tears shed almost every step of the way, but they were almost necessary to see my smile again. Sharing this project with the world is bittersweet, as I am sharing a lot of pain while also releasing it at the same time. At one point, all I knew for certain was that I would have to look at myself … Continue reading Do You See You? Book Reading
Do You See You? tells the story of a young twenty-something Arielle London looking for love and finding it in the wrong places. This autobiographical account follows Arielle as she embarks upon a new relationship and a new journey studying Human Rights abroad in London, England. Except things aren’t all as they seem to be, in fact, Arielle has a rude awakening in store. Do You See You? is now available in eBook & paperback on Amazon.com! Continue reading Do You See You?
Today is International Women’s Day 2021, an important day for recognizing women everywhere across all socially constructed divisions and arbitrarily decided upon lines. On this day it is important that we reflect on who women are and why we recognize our gender on this day. Being a woman is increasingly understood as an identity and not necessarily a gender assignment upon birth. While yes, anatomically, if you are assigned a certain body at conception by nature then you will most likely fall into the category of being female, however you may also grow to identify as a woman with time, … Continue reading Hear Me Roar: International Women’s Day 2021
“I’m enraged with emotion, do you fear it’s insincere? I dropped a grenade on the floor, watched it explode had no fear.” – Arielle London This past week we have seen horrific stories develop in the news. Every week the news cycle presents stories of systemic failures but this week I’d like to highlight three stories. The first, reports of mass hysterectomies taking place at an ICE detention center in Georgia, USA. The second, the rape and murder of a 5-year old girl in Pakistan. The third, the rape of a mother on a highway in front of her children … Continue reading This Week’s Human Rights Report
***Trigger Warning*** If you have been following me for some time you’ll know that I am vocal about being raped by an ex. The reality of these situations are that you often don’t always know how to harness your energy in regards to the assault. I use writing. I use art. I use music. ”The Devil’s Mistress” helped me heal at a chaotic time in my life. I remember receiving the beat from Charles Hamilton, I remember the words pouring out of me into my notebook, and I remember standing there in the recording booth imagining rapping these words right … Continue reading MUSIC VIDEO: The Devil’s Mistress
It’s been 9 years to the day. On Sunday morning of Grand Prix weekend in 2010 my ex raped me. The memories of this day are scathed in my mind and burned into my DNA. The story didn’t end that day, in fact some days I wonder when the situation will be over for good. I don’t know if you ever get over something like that, but you can move forward. The depths this man would push me to were far past the boundaries of reality. And when I lost myself it was him that I remembered. Over time different … Continue reading 9 Years To The Day
I didn’t mean to be Girl, Interrupted. No one actively chooses that path. In fact, I had the choice in 2010 and I chose not to go that route. Wrong choice. I should have stayed at home and watched Angelina Jolie on cable. That was the day I got raped. The decision not to continue watching Girl, Interrupted and getting interrupted to go to his house was the decision that led to that assault. And here we are. No one wins at war. And make no mistake, as women our bodies are the battlefield. In reality I know that is … Continue reading Girl, Interrupted