Summer’s Breeze

Elizabeth Appell: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Goosebumps arise on my skin as the wind of summer’s end caresses me softly and unapologetically. I am alive. In my life’s past, there has been a treacherous number of feelings…

Taking The First Step…Again

“You are what you attract”. I’ve heard this saying for most of my adulthood, and I used to think it was a crop of bull, but as I got older I began to see the truth behind the statement. I have never been good at picking mates, and I do mean NEVER. In fact, I…

Heavy is the Heart of A Tired Soul

“To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in rage almost all of the time.” – James Baldwin   Dearest Diary, I am tired. I am tired of bloodshed. I am tired of genocide. I am tired of gun violence. I am tired of hate crimes. I am…

Fluidity

I was once, for a very long time never open to change. In fact, change was one of those words that sent me into a frantic state. Those around me may not have been able to see past my cool, but on the inside there was  war going on. I was pretty much a stubborn…