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Being Authentic and Not Perfect

Yesterday my word was authentic, I kept hearing this word all day. I knew it was because I have been struggling with my writings. Not really a writers block, as I wrote on LoveTichelle.com but there was sooo many things I wanted to talk about and no way to get my thoughts together.

 

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See, I am a perfectionist, but only about certain things, and especially about my writing. As an activist and advocate for all, I feel so stuck sometimes. Here lately there has been more things than I can keep up with that need discussing. There seems to be more issues than good news, more negative than positive and as someone on a spiritual journey I try to stay as far as I can from so much negativity.

There’s been over 200 school shootings this year alone, with the most recent in Texas and Georgia. Unnecessary 911 callings have been on a rise, with the old Jim Crow laws as the reasonings behind the calls in the first place. Like the Air BNB neighbor saying that the black women didn’t wave to her… Ummm did you speak? Why did they have to?

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Police brutality and killings are back on the rise, with age, race and sex not being a determining factor, although black women have been a lot of the victims. The worst was a 65 year old Grandmother. I was more than angry as the video played on my FB feed. I refused share, because I respect my mother and grandmother too much and it only angered me.

45, yals President (I am still NOT claiming him), is still at war with the FBI, the CIA, the media, and anyone who’s truth is different from his. His whole administration I feel lives on a different planet than the rest of us. I promise this 4 years needs to hurry pass. I do NOT want to see this man do another 4 years. If he is reelected I am planning my departure from this country because I am afraid of whats next.

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Seriously, between him and Fox News they have people confused on what racism is, confused on what privileged is, and confused on what is wrong. Its seems like now a days standing up for yourself is being racist, especially black people. Its gotten to the point where my daughter is getting accused by friends parents for being racist for being proud of her brown skin.

When did Melanin become such a problem? When did being different and standing out and up for what you believe in become an issue? Its like we are becoming robots and marching to the beat of everyone else drums but our own. This world is losing its authenticity, and shutting out those who are less than perfect.

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But what is perfection? Cause I don’t have it and no one else I know does either. Those who say they do, are liars, which makes them imperfect as well. There is NOTHING wrong with being proud of who you are, no matter what race, gender, sexual orientation you are. Be proud to be you, cause no one else can be a better you than you. But being proud has nothing to do with talking down on anyone else.

Being in touch also means accepting the privileges that you have. I am a black, and I am a woman, but I have been privileged with knowledge, with family who lives long because I have my mother, my grandmother and I knew my great grandmother before she passed. I have pictures and history, mostly lies, but I am uncovering the truth of who and where my family came from.

There should be nothing greater than authenticity, because without, there is nothing but lies. And not the lies that 45 claims to be “fake news”, but the lies that make you feel like you are inferior to anyone. That anyone can tell you who and how to be. Being true to you is imperative, because if you are true to you, then how will you make your mark on the world.

Be authentic, be you!

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2018 – Year of Robotics

giphyI have been silent through the Kanye “crisis” and the latest trending topics, honestly I was tired of having to repeat myself and the blatant disrespect. I find that the attacks on him and his wife are unwarranted and wrong. So many of us have a difference of opinion, but when did it become ok to bash someone for thinking outside the box.

I understand what Kanye was trying to say, although I believe he worded it wrong, and honestly so many that I have seen comment on it have been saying the same thing. It seems like we have decided to take one way of thinking and make any other way unacceptable.

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When did we become this way? Its like everyone is trying to look the same, be the same and live the same way. Its either a full face of makeup or none at all. If someone does something different, they are not “normal”. People either wear expensive clothes and match, or they are eclectic, there is no in between. You are either all the way Pro-Black, or you’re a Feminist, or you fight for LGBT right, not a mix, thats not “normal”. But why?

Why is being who you are unapologetically not normal? I love Kanye, because he stands up for what he believes in, regardless if I agree with him or not. I respect his opinion. Its like we don’t do that anymore.

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Hatred is not a strong enough word…

Being Quiet is Never A Solution

I have had a hard time deciding just what to say about the so-called “demonstrations” in Charlottesville. To say I am disgusted doesn’t seem to reach the truth of my feelings. I am beyond pissed, hurt, disturbed and down right disgusted at what these over privileged crybabies with a lack of morals and empathy are doing.

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Let me clarify, I say privileged because they were able to cause innocent deaths and injuries and were still able to go home at night or to a jail cell with no personal injuries. They were not harmed. To make matters worse black men where in uniform protecting these idiots at a rally they otherwise would not be invited to.

This was definitely a job that I could not have done. But I will say that I am so proud of several people for taking a deeper look at the photos that were taken. Finding the faces of people with powerful job titles hiding in the mix, unafraid to show their face, but afraid to lose all they had.

IMG_0234Several people who were in attendance no longer have a job. The companies that they represent do not want to be associated with hatred, yet the one person that should have stood against this blamed both sides and said there was good and bad people on both sides. Hmm… where is the good in a Nazi? A white supremacist? A KKK member? I see none. And to compare BLM and Antifa to hatred groups is beyond fabricated.

BLM and Antifa are groups to fight against oppression not exclude or hurt someone because of something they cannot control. They are groups to explain that everyone lives matters. BLM means black lives matter TOO!!! Not that only our lives matter. To hear 45 defend these people who have been killing and causing uproars and literally disrespect this country with his slogans on hats makes me wonder what America he was trying to go back to.

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I write everyday and this article has been lurking in my mind and I have processed this several times. I cannot fathom how anyone cannot see that not only is Trump trying to undo former President Obamas legacy, he is trying to take away the rights of everyone who is not a straight white man with money, all while playing those who are oppressed as terrorist or hate groups. He is truly backwards.

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It hasn’t even been a year and look at how much commotion he has caused all while he is still rallying. This man doesn’t even realize that he is president yet and we have 3 1/2 years left. At this point impeachment is not enough, we need him impeached and deported. His citizenship should be stricken for being the worst president in history. The only true record he has ever broken.

-If no one has told you they love you today, know I do.

 

 

 

Can we get another President?

I’m so tired of this man…. are you?

Once again Trump spread false news and leads to more confusion. He first posted a tweet thanking Senator McCain for coming to vote on the repeal of Obamacare and then bashes him and other Senators for voting no. Saying they let down the American people.

No, they didn’t let down the American people, his administration is trying to let down the people. His idea was to just scratch Obamacare and not replace it with something which would leave millions without healthcare. That is not looking out for the American people.

All of this just days after reinstating the ban on transgenders from serving in any part of the military. Saying they add to the cost of medical insurance and they are a disruption. How can any human being serving and laying their life for this country be a disruption? If you ask me he is a disruption.

Where is he getting his information from? In 2016 a Rand Corp study showed that there was a minimal cost, largely because there are only 1% in the military’s 1.3 million-member force. What changed? Could it be another false new info bit he received? More than likely he listened to old biased military personnel who know nothing about being transgendered, but the top military personnel have no idea what is going on with this ban. Trump publishes policies over Twitter with no guidelines.

Trump uses bully tactics and strong criticism with offensive language. He uses provoking and demoralizing threats over twitter. He acts like he is still on the television show. His administration is chaotic and it seems like he likes it that way. Look at how the people who speak for him talk on others. Looks at the Sessions example. This man has always been loyal to Trump and he is treated and spoken about in a disrespectful manner. Why call people weak on Twitter? Why cause more confusion or is he trying to take away from the fact that he himself is weak and out of his mind thinking he can run this country.

Then he has ideas to keep traveling the country and do rallies with people who “love” him, but what about doing his job? The Republicans are starting to handle things on his own while they let him do as he pleases. What happens when those rallies have no one there? He is slowly losing his supporters while he is acting like a brat and crying about every little thing. His administration is disruptive and weak. What does this look like to other countries, especially those who are not our allies. It must look like a good time to attack.

I am truly tired of this and I cannot see how others aren’t. I think its time to consider impeachment and let someone in who will take this position seriously. Twitter is no place  for communication and the fact that his own White House Correspondence crew have no idea what he is talking about is just a mess.

*I put no pictures because I am tired of looking at his face. This are my opinions, I would love to have a debate or conversation about it. Leave comments, I am open to your opinions.