Hurricane Irma: Beyond U.S States

The overall attention, contribution, and care that have gone into the aid of the hurricanes relief within these past weeks are pleasantly surprising.  From young to old, everyone is contributing in their own way.  I’ve seen a seventh-grade boy donate his allowance to help the survivors.  I’ve seen an 80yr old man purchase and lift…

The Victim Blame Game

I think more often than not we place blame on the victim.  We force the victim to prove their innocence.  When, in actuality, we should have the perpetrator or the accused prove their innocence. ‘Victim,’ in itself is such a scary and helpless word.  By definition, it is “one that is acted on and usually…

The Queen’s Hide and Seek

I’ve searched far and wide for you but I never seem to find you I’m draped in the finest jewels and furs I’ve sipped the finest wines and eaten feasts fit for a king and yet you maintain your hiding place you were mine when I was a little girl I loved you and called you mine…

Mother Deareast

I continuously wonder where you were when I needed you the most, but you were always there, staring blankly into my dark eyes. You recognized that I was dying because you were dying too, but you never dared to do a thing. You turned the other cheek as I let down my black veil. I saw you…

One Dark and Stromy Night

It was a dark and stormy night.  A night that makes you shake and shiver and sweat.  A night that you are sure not to forget. You try to hide, but nothing stays hidden in the darkness for long.  The only light comes from a quick flash in the night sky. The wind taps at the window,…

The Stigma in the Shadows

Mental Health!  Boo!  Did I scare you?  No, then why do we seem to run away from the term?  Why can’t we admit that ts ok not to be ok? According to the World Health Report, mental health currently affects around 450 million people.  While treatments are available, nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental…

Hands Up for Female Rock Stars

Whether we’d like to admit it or not, this is a man’s world.  Many of our jobs, industries, and products are dominated by males.

Reaction Piece on the Bill Cosby Mistrial

For me, the recent outcome of the Bill Cosby trial and trials similar to that one are an absolute disgrace and slap to the face.  This trial, essentially, discredits the severity of sexual assault and the voice of victims.  Though we have made progress throughout the years, we still have so very far to go.  Trials…