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LOVING BLACKNESS 2 through 8: Kwanzaa

How to share my story, of my complex and rich relationship with this holiday? I will get there, in early January, when I focus on “How I Stayed Alive, While My KKKountry Was Trying To KKKill Me” creative work. For … Continue reading

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Pouring GASOLINE, on Existing Fires

What’s the next “holiday of lights” during the Hollow Days, here in AmeriKKKa? Hanukkah. And this year, I find myself without any Jewish girlfriends to celebrate with. This doesn’t surprise me, given the fallout from the Trumpacolypse. Some of the … Continue reading

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Loving Blackness (#1)

Having a week of MUCH introspection, I was reading bell hooks, and really breathing into the quote below. She is processing an entire classroom of progressive college students Black and white alike “missing the boat” on an idea she was … Continue reading

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KNOW YOUR PLACE

Remember the words? “put on your face…/KNOW YOUR PLACE…/shut up, and smile…/don’t spread your legs…” We all embraced it, as an anthem for the Women’s Marches that happened all over the world, way back on January 20th as the Trumpocalypse … Continue reading

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Healing Artist, and Artist, HEALING

Gloria Steinem, in “My Life on the Road” described herself as “an itinerant community organizer”. I thinking that is a great phrase that describes so much of what I have done since I left medical practice. But you might want … Continue reading

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“I don’t think black folks like to camp as much as white folks”.

Every once and a while, there’s a perfect moment to dig down deep and expose a splinter. My language uses medical metaphors, because I am a MAD doctor… And a “little bit crazy” due to my ongoing dance with a … Continue reading

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As Houston Drowns

Going Rogue… But not at all certain that I actually got SOUND with this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SAgvK_Lp8w Fear not; the action is enough… And the poem under the description comes from my SpiritFire tribe on the East Coast: http://spiritfirefestival.org/ “to ALIGN … Continue reading

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About CHARLOTTESVILLE and Sororities

My daughter of the heart just posted the comment below from on Uju Anya on Facebook this a.m: “Dear white people: COME GET YOUR COUSINS (emphasis mine). Seriously. Speak up and take a stand. This is not the time to … Continue reading

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About BREASTFEEDING

It’s World Breastfeeing Week, August 1 through 7. http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/ As I said on my facebook page, you may want to start here, with this 6 minutes from NPR: http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/06/26/534021439/secrets-of-breast-feeding-from-global-moms-in-the-know This issue– when I first heard about it, made me so … Continue reading

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Consolidating Power, Pride, Privilege and Purpose

My image– of who I have been since late April and how I am living is straight out of the film, Gravity: I have been spinning and spinning since I left New England this past spring and breathing into the … Continue reading

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Writing My Memoir, Everyone!

I am settling for the summer at this farm: http://www.ic.org/directory/river-farm/ Time to write, again. I am coming out as a psychically sensitive woman from an oppressed minority in AmeriKKKa, who developed many amazing strategies and coping mechanisms to survive in … Continue reading

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Reporting out, on WELLNESS

Last blog was angry and tense. I warned folks, ahead of the read… This time, I am feeling very optimistic about my life and my world. I always promise to fulfill my intention to GO THROUGH my emotions, to the … Continue reading

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