Much like Jesus turning over tables because he was unhappy with the financial decisions and shenanigans going on in the church, I too must rip through a belief set that says : black fag your limits are defined and you must not play big in the world and limit what you can think, be or… Read More »
One of the most effective ways to ensure that racism stays intact and continues to thrive and reinvent itself is through crushing dreams and severely limiting individuals ability to imagine.
Wetbacks was the name used by my favorite uncle to describe Mexicans regardless of their immigration status.
As human beings, we do a whole lot of dumb things.
A while ago , I was hired at what I was lead to believe (and told repeatedly during the interview process) was a very progressive forward thinking and moving organization. Warning! If somebody has to keep telling and not showing their politics there is trouble afoot. After the initial hiring, I was left to flounder… Read More »
When I was 14, my new set of parents no longer allowed us to eat spaghetti.
“Just because you have a nightmare doesn’t mean stop dreaming” Jill Scott “For us to have self esteem is truly an act of revolution and our revolution is long overdue” Margaret Cho So much of my time has been spent learning to reparent myself. As a black intelligent gay man, I have spent years learning… Read More »
Every time someone that I deeply care for says, “I love you”, I get frightened. It makes little sense to get shook up regarding this most basic of human needs and the thing myself and we all want the most. And yet, when it is stated it becomes a thing of suspicion. My personal experience… Read More »
Recently, I watched a very telling discussion with my favorite writer, bell hooks.
“Are you sure you wanna be well sweetheart? A lot of weight when you’re well”. The Salt Eaters The first time I had peach yogurt, I was visiting a friend in a mental institution.