I’m supposed to be doing something else right now, but I can’t think of anything else but Tyree Nichols. Say his name. Say his name. Say his name. I’m sick. I’m sick to my stomach. This is so personal. I’m the mother of a brown skinned young man. He’s a lively, fun-loving, young man and loves playing... Continue Reading →
Image by wayhomestudio on Freepik Being a wife and a mom at the same time is taxing enough, but being a MOM when DAD is out of the state or country has its own special challenges. Below is a list of THANGS that have gone wrong in the Robinson household while I was on solo... Continue Reading →
I wrote this post over a year ago and never published it. My symptoms are better managed now but someone needs to know they are NOT alone. Do you know or love someone suffering through life with Fibromyalgia? If so, believe them when they tell you the symptoms and triggers. What may bother them one... Continue Reading →
I’ve wanted to say this for so long and today, Saturday, April 2, 2022 @ 8:45 CST, I’m about to say it. Albeit on virtual paper but here goes. I HATE YOU! Well, hate is a strong word but my younger self hates you. Whew, that felt good! I have no idea if you are... Continue Reading →
I have been asked some of the strangest questions recently and I thought I'd share: (The first one is my all-time favorite. Not really. I just get asked a lot.) Q: May I touch your hair? A: Um, NO, you may not. Do you ask people of other races if you can touch their hair?... Continue Reading →
Life is not promised. Not one day, one minute or a second is promised. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Life is not promised. Not one day, one minute or one second is promised. People are more concerned about wiping their butts than wearing a mask. A lot of people are stupid. Yeah, I said it. Tell... Continue Reading →
As I write this, I'm fuming from a phone call I just had with a friend. My friend is an executive employee at an international company and is a person of color. This friend has, for most of his career, been a mover and a shaker, working his way up from copy room attendant fresh... Continue Reading →
With great anticipation, we all counted down to at 11:59 pm to welcome a new decade. Cheers to new beginnings, new adventures, new everything just like every New Year’s Eve. Ironically, just after the new year began, word started spreading of this novel corona virus and if you were like me, you watched the news... Continue Reading →
A powerful message from an insightful young lady.
“But for a society built on exploitation, there is no greater threat than having no one left to oppress.”
-N.K. Jemisin, The Stone Sky
So, we’re here again.
This is going to be very different from my other posts because it’s going to be dated as soon as it’s published. I’m writing this on November 2nd, 2020, the day before Election Day in the United States.
On the eve of this U.S. presidential election, I can’t help but think back to November 8th, nearly four years ago now. I was sitting in my college dorm room, frantically scrolling through social media, listening to the political pundits on my television. It was a day that began with such optimism and what I assumed would be imminent celebration. I was so ready to once again see the good in my country, after months of bigotry, mud-slinging, and general ugliness on the news…
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Since the death of George Floyd, the protests that followed, mandates for justice and for others to see us, people of color as real human beings, I have been thinking about racism in my own life a lot. Almost day and night. All day and all night. It gives me anxiety. The continual news onslaught... Continue Reading →