I woke up on July 9, 2016 just trying to catch my breath. It’s not that this week has been the first week in recent times that has felt overwhelming. It’s only been one of many, but each one feels heavier than the last, and I find myself thinking “worse”. It’s just gotten worse, so […]Read more "Tell me there’s room"
I am a born and bred Texas girl. I was raised in a state with, I’m certain, one of the highest populations of Hispanic immigrants, both illegal and legal. Those who know me well have probably heard me speak more than once about the deep love and respect I have for the religiously devout and hard […]Read more "what isn’t racist"
A week ago, in South Carolina, a troubled, angry, hateful person walked into a Church and committed an atrocity. In the week that has followed, I have watched people from all walks of life pointing fingers. I have heard people from all over our “nation” act in division and hostility. I have seen people who have […]Read more "Whose Side Are You On?"
So, everything I ever needed to know, I did not learn in kindergarten. Some things I learned better late than never. For instance… Orange is not now nor should it EVER be an acceptable skin tone. *shudder* Seriously, pale is better than that. Bigger does not necessarily mean better. The wrong man is absolutely not […]Read more "What I Didn’t Learn in Kindergarten"
It’s such a big world, and I’m just one girl trying to make sense of it all. It’s a big enough world that it is full to the brim with anything you seek. Whatever it is that you are looking for, you WILL find it. Do you want to prove that racism still exists? It’s […]Read more "What You Seek, You WILL Find."
My opinion on the lack of indictment of Darren Wilson in Ferguson doesn’t matter here. Your opinion doesn’t matter here either. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t entitled to our opinions. It doesn’t mean that “we”, meaning people, don’t have the right discuss, to question, even to protest. What “we” as people don’t have a […]Read more "What’s REALLY Wrong With What’s Happening in Ferguson"
Something that happened more than a few years ago now came to my mind this morning. I once sat across the desk from a big man who owned the small business I was working for and he said to me, “You know, if there’s one thing I’ve learned about you it’s that you adapt well […]Read more "The Funny Thing About Change."
In the interest of practicing what I preach, I’m starting a personal 30 day spread the music challenge on my personal Facebook page. I’m turning off the radio. Well, I will still listen to radio because I pay attention to major radio releases for a lot of reasons, and I actually already turn the radio […]Read more "30 Days of Music Praise"