A Current Perspective On Reality

I am an expert in my own experience, that is what I can offer you. From what I have researched, where I have worked, the places I have volunteered, the things I have done and the places I have been, I have acquired knowledge and skill sets often with the intention of healing others. I am no expert on reality, but I can offer you the perspective of someone who has given it a lot of thought, both for interest purposes and for survival. Lately the media has had no choice but to report on many things it may not … Continue reading A Current Perspective On Reality

DAY 20: Peace of Mind With Taraji

I am officially 2/3 of the way through my 30 day challenge and I can tell you that I definitely notice a difference in my day-to-day routine thus far. Still, I will save the observations and conclusions for the end of the 30 days. When I have officially completed my goal. Tonight I wrote an article on my mental health website London Mind Fit about Taraji P. Henson’s new show on Facebook Watch called Peace of Mind With Taraji. I felt compelled to write the piece for a few reasons which I explain in detail throughout the article. I am … Continue reading DAY 20: Peace of Mind With Taraji

DAY 9: Pain Shaming

Something that you know is real isn’t hard to believe, even if it’s difficult for others. So what you know in your life experience to be true is not going to be difficult for you to believe when someone says something else of a similar nature. Life takes you on twists and turns, and a part of that is experiencing pain. We all know what pain feels like and we can relate to different types of pain (physical, emotional, psychological etc.), and yet for some reason we all seem so hellbent on inflicting pain on those around us. It is … Continue reading DAY 9: Pain Shaming

DAY 4: International Human Rights Day

Today is International Human Rights Day. To me, this day is a version of Christmas without the gifts and eggnog. Instead, in the early hours of the morning, I found myself sipping tea and watching one of my favourite professors Dr. Saladin Meckled-Garcia give a lecture on genocide denial. With specific focus on Holocaust denial, Dr. Meckled-Garcia speaks on this controversial but important topic in his UCL Lunch Hour Lecture. When I was a student of Dr. Meckled-Garcia’s, I had the privilege of attending his lectures and reaped the benefits of his expansive inquiring mind. I would encourage you to … Continue reading DAY 4: International Human Rights Day

9 Years To The Day

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

Girl, Interrupted

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