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The Dramatic Pause

We have lost lives, respect has seemed to lost it’s meaning and the world has turned upside down

I have taken a dramatic pause on posting. It has not been for no reason, but it was a silent protest for all the things that have been happening in the world. We have lost lives, respect has seemed to lost it’s meaning and the world has turned upside down. Now it seems like the thing to do is talk bad on others and no one’s experience is as worse as the one talking. 

We ALL have a story.  

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They may not be as dramatic or horrific as others, but they are our own unique recipes that made who we are today. I believe we all go through certain things to make us better at what we came here for. We ALL have a purpose. 

Me, my gift was writing, but how could I be a great writer if I didn’t experience pain, trauma, loss, and breakdowns? Now I can write about those and they will come from a real place. I can stand up for people with mental health because I have been on both sides. I can talk about standing up to hospitals who treat us as a chart and not a person because I have been there. I can talk about racism from both sides because I have seen it at every angle. 

I want to change the world. I want to make this world see that UNITY,  love and moving forward is important. The only reason the Trump administration is able to get as far as they have is due to the hatred is fueling it. It’s not completely Trump’s fault, he just woke up the hatred in so many people and brought it to light. We need to fight it with love and understanding. Instead of showing them that they are right, perhaps it’s time to show them how they are wrong.

Trump makes a lot of the racist people believe that at the time when segregation was alive, they had better control of us. Why do they want better control over a group of people? Because we are advancing faster than them. Yet, let you be the only doctor to save their life. You were the one who helped them when they were stranded on the road, you were the one who stopped them from being robbed or dropping something. 

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The opposite of hate is love, and it’s the only way to defeat it. We need to fight with the love we want to see in the world. Yes, we need to stand up for equality, equal pay, and justice, but not by waging war on those who “THINK” they hold the power. Believe it or not, they have no power. All they have is words and rallies. No one backs them, and I’m sorry a few words can’t rustle my feathers. 

I have plans to change the world, one mind, one heart, and one life at a time. How are you planning on saving the world? 

Breaking My Silence…

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Over the last month, I have been silent – not in real life, but virtually silent. I stopped writing because I felt like my writing was just because, it had no real meaning and no real purpose behind it. So I stopped and starting thinking about my next moves. During the last few months, I began watching a new sitcom…

THE BOLD TYPE

This show has made me think in more ways than ever because of course I am a mixture of Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens) and Kat Edison (Aisha Dee), because not only am I a writer who is FINALLY following her passion, I am also following my heart as well.

But this show envelops so many more emotions. It hits on the women topics that are often ignored or pushed to the side for matters that other people think are more important. I have always stood up for so many things in my life from racism, homophobia, and sexism. I always felt that I had to pick an issue, because together they don’t make sense.

But why?

Society makes you feel that if you are a black woman that you cannot attend the Women Marches, because you have to remember that you are a black person first. If you are a member of the LGBTQ community, you have to only stick with the “black” pride events because once again, you are black first. But as a black woman, when you march, you are told to hold down your black men first.

I say bullshit! In life we all want the same thing and that is to live our daily lives and be just as happy and feel just as safe as a straight white man. I’m not saying we hate him, or belittle him or down talk anyone, I am saying that why can we not all stand along side of each other. Screenshot 2017-09-06 22.18.15

 

Fighting a fight of whose fight is more important is getting us no where. While we are all fighting 45 is making and changing rules impacting all of our lives except those we are fighting to stand beside each other. We should ALL fight TOGETHER! 

 

 

Can you imagine the impact if every woman, every black, white, brown and in-between, every LGBTQ, every PERSON stood together and fought for us all to be equal? What if we all stood up and told the establishment that WE ALL MATTER?! I believe we would get so much further, but in my mind this works.

Then I think of all the fighting that we all do within our communities. The media always plays on black on black crime but there is women hating and talking down on each other, gay bashing from within, and jealousy always peeping up in any situation. We have to learn how to love ourselves before we can confront someone else about not loving us.

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I know I went deep but The Bold Type does that and the episode I watched tonight, “Carry The Weight” made me remember to carry mine and stand up for what I believe in,     ALL OF IT!

Love you, cause I do!

She is us… we are her… we could be.

Someone has lost their life… this is not a time to be petty and childish…

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Justine Damond, her name is something important, yes she is a white woman, but WHY DOES THAT MATTER? This woman, called the police for protection and instead she was shot dead in the street as if she was the person that was going to hurt them.

The media is spinning this again and making it a white vs black issue, just as they did with all of the others that was shot dead for no reason. I have seen some hateful things that black people are saying, acting as ignorant as the ones that spoke against our sisters and brothers who were murdered in the streets. Some even claiming blue lives, when we know there are no such thing as Smurfs.

The problem, as its always been, is there is a problem with the system. They have put officers who are supposed to protect us out on the street without proper training. They are so short of staff that they don’t have the time and resources to properly train them. It used to be shoot to disarm and now these officers are shooting scared.

“Their feared for their lives,” I have never heard a military man or woman say that and they are placed in the middle of war. They are taken through a training and protect us everyday with their lives. What happened to the police that did the same? My father and brother were dedicated war heroes who served on the Chicago police force. They were both attacked and they never killed a soul while on duty, at least not that I know of.

What happened to police officers who only wanted the job because they wanted to provide a safe place for people to live. We see the few and far between who are video tapped playing with children, delivering gifts and helping the community, but if they are placed with an officer as a partner who was corrupt would they stand up to him/her or would they stand behind them?

We are always told to be loyal to those who are loyal to us, but there comes a time and place when we have to stand up against whats wrong.

This was a woman, this was a human being, this was an innocent. We need to stop with racism and stop thinking its okay to hate anyone do to their skin color.

I know its a stretch, but if we come together and face the real problem, the system. They are fighting scared, and using a glitch in the laws to protect them. We need to fight back, fight back and change the system so that it protects us instead of killing us.

They need to be held accountable for the same standards as the rest of us, and they need to question why these law enforcers are so easy to scare, so easily afraid for their lives. They can’t protect ours and put their lives before us.

Stand together, because separate all it looks like its we are complaining. Lets make a real change and protect our childrens futures.

 

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