When was the last time you sat around with your girls staring at your new lover’s dick pic? Girls Trip is funny, but that’s not why I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it because it’s raunchy, but not just raunchy, white-girl raunchy. And black girlfriend films don’t get to be too edgy because, until recently, those films relied heavily on the middle-age-movie-after-church audience. This is not a criticism, it’s a financial and cultural reality. How many chick flicks or romcoms starring… Keep Reading
My word for 2017 is grace. May it shine upon me and may I remember to grant it to others. We can all use a little grace in this coming yesr.
The December Reflections group was an amazing experience and a great gaggle of people. I am so grateful to everyone for sharing parts of their life, accepting the invitation of others to come in and sit for a spell, and to Susannah Conway for putting together this activity and challenge. And thank you for taking the time to read my words and view my photographs.
I wish for sanctuary for us all. A place to go when we need to recharge, renew. A place where we are loved and embraced, in the company of others like us. A place to unbraid, bathe our nakedness, and let go.
Only the cadence of the ocean and my journal. A poem for the day.
What makes me smile two days after Christmas? A new hat that fits over my frizzy hair and keeps me warm while on the beach collecting shells, sea glass, and making photos. ❤
Feed the soul. For some, restfulness and quietude come easy. For others, like me, we have to work at it, purposefully. I try to keep a big-ass Zulu basket of crafts, mittens, books, and dried snacks in my car for those moments I need to make a quick getaway. Find me on the beach, basket full of warm pretty things.
2016 is the year it all came crashing down: our belief in the systems that govern us, and the people who govern the facade of those systems. But like the tree in this photo, sometimes there’s a surprising beauty in fallen things.
I never know how to answer the question What are you reading? I am almost always reading a piece of suspense, a work of nonfiction, and a quarterly issue of the magazine Bella Grace. It’s one of the five magazines essential to my self care regimen: Happinez Womankind Artful Blogging Willow and Sage The only thing I love more than reading is a writing assignment. These publications are the best of both. Find them in baskets in various rooms all over… Keep Reading
Him with other camera My best decision of 2016 was to indulge the craft of making photos of things I love. After a couple years toying around, I took my boyfriend’s advice and began learning how photo making works. The workshops, tutorials, and photo-blogging challenges have been a great source of comfort and generosity. I gave myself permission to cheat on my writing with the optics of story and I feel pretty good about that.