“She’s Good, Being Gone”

Heyyyyyy! I hope I was not too missed, but I hope I was missed a little. If I did not say so I would be lying and I would like to think what we have going on is deeper than that. Life is a blur since the last time I posted and not in the sense that I had a lot going on. Summer was boring and tough because I did not get an opportunity to escape from Maryville except for a job interview that I had back in early July. I did not get the job and I am sad I used my vacation hours on them. I have been away because I am working on another project, and then I said to myself, “uh you can do both.” I could potentially be back because my friend told me she misses my blogs as well.

I am now 26 years old and life could be better. I hope the universe understands that I have learned enough lessons and would like to start the next chapter of my life now, haha. 2017 is almost over and at the end of the day, I am happy that Sonic and I are going on 3 years. If you do not know who Sonic is you are missing out. Sonic is a little Toyota, Scion XD.

I do not expect life to be perfect but after all of the BS you kind of hope you could live in lala land with glitters and rainbows for a little while and maybe Charlie the unicorn just to bring you back to earth. I may have cried today and that is okay. I recently wrote something and put it up on Instagram that said: “pain taught her most of what she knows.” When I wrote that it hit me hard in a good way because it is true. I recognize pain as a friend and not something that is bad. Pain is telling you something and you should listen. Adopting this ideology about pain has deepened my reflection. Considering where I have been and the hell I currently am in it makes sense for my life. You do what you want, I am here to provide perspective.

I am wary of people who present themselves as good at every waking moment. I am not saying it is not good to be positive because it is. I strive to be as positive as I can be and recognize that when life is crap I sit in it. If I do not sit in it then it sits there and does not go away. I assume if I sat in literal crap some of it would be stuck to my butt so you catch my drift. Optimistic-realist is what I self-proclaim to be.

A recent mantra and affirmation I recite is “Where I am at now is not the end” because I refuse and believe more good/growth is to come.

P.S. I love Rihanna’s new makeup and was mainly excited about it because it dropped on my birthday =)

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Night

Night

Standing in her fears
Dare she relish in her dreams
Conquering the world

#Haiku #Poetry #Ratri #Goddess #MondayNightHaiku

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News in the age of Social Media: #MissingDCGirls

News in the age of Social Media: #MissingDCGirls

Recently, there was a young woman who posted a concerning Snapchat, which caused the picture to go viral. Thankfully, the young woman was found (shoutout to #BlackTwitter) but I looked on the internet to find the young woman’s name and did not find any news coverage. You should be skeptical about this. Different news outlets continue to dictate who is a priority while controlling societies psyche to believe “alternative facts” LIES! about underrepresented populations. Thus, forcing us to be our own media outlet.

Here we are a week later with the hashtag, #MissingDCGirls. There are multiple young Black girls/women going missing with no care from those sworn to protect them. The recent showing of “Get Out” Jordan Peele highlights the unsettling feeling of being unwanted. Likewise, the appropriation of Black culture and being wanted too much, hence the scene of the auction. Have you heard of the saying, “wanting to be Black before it is time to be black”? Below is a prime example. Rachel Dolezal

Social media has provided a platform to help those across the nation raise awareness of the injustice happening around us. Unfortunately, social media is needing to be used time and time again while groups like #BlackLivesMatter strive for justice. Whether you are near what is happening or miles away it affects you. We cannot deny social media’s usefulness. Because of facebook and Twitter, thousands are able to get the word out about the girls/women missing in DC and across the United States and push for action to be taken.

The inattention to Black and Brown bodies going missing brings to light the overwhelming focus on White girls/women to be found. Where are the amber alerts for them? and why are we still talking about JonBenet Ramsey?

At the end of the day, we need TS Mothaf***$@ A

**This photo is not intended to make light of what is happening and we should all have a deep concern for what is going on. Will #AllLivesMatter and those who attended the Women’s March show up?

TSA

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