I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer (yep sucks I know) November of 2011, a few days before my 28th birthday. My attitude began to develop into the main tool I needed to get this fixed! My new found attitude is what brought me to the awareness I could beat this […]
Today I prayed.
Not because I believed the fingers of a higher power would magically snap and make everything okay, but because something needed to be processed within my thoughts.
I prayed for peace – stillness in the middle of the storm, but not in the way one would think. I did not need […]
When I was in high school I had a boyfriend who bought me a cute little shirt for my birthday. It was hot pink and it was sparkly and cute. The shirt was my absolute favorite; not because of the color, but because of the words that were on […]
Testing, testing, one two three . . .
What! oh what! a mystery . . .
The wonders of this world, the things that be . . .
The way things unfold and the tragedies The time spent in wonderment appreciating all that nature has to show
The places we end up, the interactions and where […]
I normally don’t share stuff like this. It comes up in conversations in my head. But, I had a very difficult time falling to sleep last night. I kept replaying the images of Black men killed by Officer Friendly. I told myself I was going to have to have a renewed conversation […]
Is it just me? I get so frustrated when I call a United States company and I am asked to press 1 for English! I am in America for goodness sake! Why do I need to option into English? The other thing that frustrates me is how annoyed people get when I cannot speak to them in Spanish despite the […]
When we find ourselves overwhelmed by our circumstances it’s often hard to muster the strength or energy to be happy for all that we’ve been blessed with. We lose sight of all that we have that others still pray for and strive to attain or achieve. We want more and […]
When I launched ThatGirlAboutTown.com in June of 2015, we were experiencing a beautiful time in the LGBTQ community. What began in June of 1969 in New York City at the Stonewall Inn, seemed to come to fruition in June 2015. What started as a rebellion, became a revolution, and from that we […]
“I Like Ike” “Yes I can” “Don’t trade horses in mid stream” “Happy Days are here again” “Tippicanoe and Tyler too” and now “Make America Great Again?” When was America great? When was this planet great?
Slavery? The Orphan Train? Prohibition? When we stopped building train transportation so we […]
She invaded my world with her radiant smile and bubbly personality.
Took some getting used to, so energetic and fidgety. With a tune constantly in her mind, bursts into song at the most random of times.
She walks with a swing in her step. Now a wobble with baby […]
Where can you find humor?
Everywhere! Just look around you and you will find something to laugh about or make you smile. Some of the things that I find humor in is being around Kids. Kids are very funny without knowing they are being funny. I was playing basketball with […]
There were people who woke to watch the sun rise this morning, and they marveled in it. Some stood on the beach and they captured this event with their camera lens, and they felt renewed and ready to start a brand new day. There were others who existed under the same sun, […]
My friends Lin Joy Luber and Debbie Eidelberg shared a post on Facebook that stated, “Well another day has passed. I didn’t use Algebra once. “Many people do not believe excessive mathematics is essential to living a modern life and resent being forced to study math. I get that because I hated […]
In life we learn, we grow and we move…
Along the path there are many hills and valleys that we will endure and must continually fight to find our way. The concept of happiness is one that everyone strives for and it take a lot of self reflection to know and learn what […]
We are created, not evolved from another animal or species despite man’s proneness to animalistic tendencies and sadistic natures that exist in certain individuals. We are created, set aside having a mind, heart and conscience. As man we have complex brains giving us the ability to think, comprehend, reason, rationalize, […]
I stand in awe during this moment in history.
The United States Attorney General, an African American woman, has called North Carolina to the mat for their stance against the Transgender community. This is important for so many reasons, and a lesson for all of us who are considered a minority. It has […]
I remember when I discovered my power. My power to speak up and speak out for what I consider to be injustice. I like to think that this power I possess is based on timing. You see I was born in 1969. There was a war going on in Vietnam and we […]
I have questions that needs answers. Is love considered to be the moment when the sun goes down and the lights go off? Was love the moment he would sneak in my room, or was it the moment when my childhood was taken advantage of? My fears became nightmares, the […]
How can we rise when our people are still being held down, treated unjustly, persecuted, killed, battered, singled out, misjudged, framed, falsely accused, publicly shamed, imprisoned, sentenced to death, suppressed… treated as less? Lesser human beings who pay with their lives at the hands of those assigned to serve and […]