You are safe. Whatever you find, when you begin to look inward will not break you. When you have to tear down walls that you have been building since childhood needs were left unmet, keep going. When you are afraid of the new wounds you will get as you tend to old wounds that were never cared for properly, don’t quit. When you are on the brink of revelation, dig deep and find whatever is hiding under years of settled dust. … More You Are Safe. Keep Digging.
I have not always been merciful to my community and it has not always been kind to me. I have doubted its loyalty and distanced myself from the possibility of pain. I have shown up unwilling to work or waver in my stubbornness. I have listened to the lies that my feelings told and let them rot and spoil in the dampness of my mind. I have not treated my community’s wounds because I believed that it had earned them. But I am committed to my community as a wife commits to her husband. … More Commitment to Community
Sometimes pieces of your past and pieces of your future die at the same time.
My grandmother and my baby are both gone and both missed, but my Hope survived. … More A Funeral, a Miscarriage, and Undying Hope
We are moving quickly away from systems of support to systems of solitude by teaching people that it is “every man for himself” instead of “every man for every other man.” The longer we continue to act as if love is a currency that can be handed out to people of a certain skin color or gender, who believe in certain religious doctrines and theologies, and who make certain lifestyle choices that we decide are deserving- the farther we are from furthering Peace. … More Community: and why we need it