I’m In Pain… Period

I want more people to join in the conversation. I am very open about my issues. In some ways because I’m willing to be and in others because I have to be. Doctors (and people in general, really) can’t see pain. So it’s easy for them to doubt what you are saying, to question what you are experiencing. For the ones who have seen me when I’m having my period, even some of them don’t quite understand. I can try to explain what is happening in my body, what I’m feeling, the near feral desire to simply remove my uterus from my person so the pain can just… go… away. And still, other than persons who also experience these kinds of pains, many don’t get it and even more don’t care. But I talk and I share and I am letting go of the shame. I take my days when I need them. I have spent so many days crying in office bathrooms, on office floors. Because I pushed myself to show up for work when I needed to take a break for me. So, I keep talking, I keep sharing. Continue reading I’m In Pain… Period

Stream of Consciousness….

So much change is needed. So many improvements. So much work to be done. But there is no unity. There is no will. There is no deliberate coordinated action from those with legislative and decision-making power. And so, here we are. In a state of constant danger. Following in the footsteps of some of the worst countries in the world. Governed by those who care little about what happens to the rest of the population as long as they are comfortable and have the opportunity to get richer. I am tired. Continue reading Stream of Consciousness….

The Bare Minimum…

Very few people become a billionaire by accident… Sure, there are tech start-ups that managed to create a product, app or service that took off and caused the company value to increase exponentially. And some of those tech entrepreneurs managed to sell their start up, that probably cost them thousands to start, for millions or even billions…  But, by and large, when a new company … Continue reading The Bare Minimum…

Yes They Can… But They Don’t Want To…

Some people are poor because they’ve made poor choices. But far more people live in poverty due to systemic issues and/or historical legacy than due to a pattern of financial misbehavior. Most poor people were born into poverty and don’t have the knowledge or resources to escape it – J D Roth, 2018. I’ve been promising this post for the longest while now but my … Continue reading Yes They Can… But They Don’t Want To…

The Madonna AND the Whore

I’ve been sitting on this post for about 2 years now. Sex is such a dynamic topic and I tend to get very personal about it. But every so often I end up in an interaction that so grating in its anachronistic nature, that I’m forced to revisit this topic. Today’s catalyst was this tweet: https://twitter.com/It_Chioma/status/1239799286239559680?s=20 that continues to support the notion that a man … Continue reading The Madonna AND the Whore

Jamaican “men” the Biggest Threat to our Society

Originally posted on Jason's Voice:
Her name is Chantell WhyteThe news read “24-year-old woman, shot to death by lover.” There was brief outrage that lasted as long as the length of the video that circulated on social media – mere minutes. It’s a story that has become all too familiar in the Jamaican society. As soon as this “outrage” wore off, people began to… Continue reading Jamaican “men” the Biggest Threat to our Society