Defend Black Lives: The Grim Relief of The Chauvin Verdict

Accountability. Guilty on all 3 counts. I didn’t watch the entire Chauvin trial. I feared that history would repeat itself. That those 10 hours of deliberation would lead to more pain. Tears filled my eyes when the judge went through each verdict form. “Guilty,” he said not once, not twice, but three times. I was …

All That I Missed

My dear blog, oh how I miss writing you. Recently, I’ve been too exhausted to be personally productive. This means I am not working on myself. Household chores are neglected, self-care isn’t touched, and exercising becomes a distant memory. I told my therapist how I haven’t been meditating or practicing any mindfulness. But, I wasn’t …

Cherry: Movie Review and Analysis

It unknowingly missed the point. As a fan of Nico Walker’s book, Cherry, I was thrilled to hear the Russo Brothers were directing the movie adaption. However, their “most personal film” missed the entire point of Cherry.  Early reviews destroyed this adaption. But, I still wanted to give it a chance. So, I didn’t read …

Domestic Attack at the Capitol

Now that I’ve had time to reflect. Let’s not call them protestors. Let’s not call them pro-Trump supporters. Let’s call them what they really are: domestic terrorists. Domestic terrorists who support President Donald Trump We saw this coming. We all knew Donald Trump was capable of bringing his supporters together in violent ways. I’m angry …

How I Survived 2020

Bring it, 2021. I think it’s safe for me to say that everyone had a shitty year. We lost many greats and were exposed to many horrible leaders. Some of our favorite icons lets us down, while others inspired us. Our nation is not only divided politically, but morally. We saw how our morales intertwined …

My Favorite Places to Donate

Let’s end 2020 on a high note. I come from privilege. I wasn’t born into this privilege, which allowed me to understand my privilege. Throughout the years, I watched my parents climb the socio-economic ladder. It wasn’t easy. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into it. However, they manage to give my sister …

Nothing We Do Matters

If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do. Hope. That seems to be lost theses days. Everywhere you look, you see COVID-19 deaths, incompetent leadership and a passive community. From protests to voter awareness, everyone is trying to inspire change. However, 2020 smacks us in the face every time we …

Phone Banking

I am volunteering to be the change I wish to see in this world. And, it’s going okay-ish. At the start of my training session for volunteering for the Biden-Harris campaign, the volunteer captain stated, “Don’t be discouraged. There will be tons and tons of people who don’t want to talk to you.” Personally, I …

Learning to Cope with the Bad Days

For all my badass ladies. Image management is something I work on everyday. I recently learned that I am thrown “off-center” when my experiences do not always coincide with the images I made for myself. Simply put, I don’t live up to my own self-images. This can cause bad days. However, other factors do contribute …

Thank You, Senator Kamala Harris

I refused to watch any post-debate coverage. History was yet again created when Senator Kamala Harris debated Vice President Mike Pence. I mistakenly watched some pre-debate predictions where one person said that “Senator Harris needed to act more empathetic if she was going to win.” Annoyed, frustrated, and saddened after hearing that comment, I video …