Self-Care things I need: Solitude Frozen Yogurt Maya Angelou and Rita Dove Lakeview & Milkshakes with Shantel Yoga at home Silence Cleanse then face mask 4 hours at High Park My Humidifier Thai Food with Julian A mean winged liner Sixteen pages of meandering in my journal Matcha Green Tea Any tea, really. Advertisements
Recently, I’ve been feeling mentally and emotionally drained by social and professional obligation. It’s so easy to forget about your own self-care when you’re caring for others. As many of my friendships are a special bonds focusing on care I’ve decided it’s time to take 40 Days of Silence for myself. In this time I…
“Don’t believe what anyone tells about yourself.” —Sherry Argov
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. –Maya Angelou
Flowers given to strangers, Chocolates for acquaintances, Love letters written to old friends Though never sent; I hear to my father sing “It takes strength to be gentle and kind.”
I slept for too long and Started having nightmares. One about a pitbull Who was disowned by his family And followed me home. He frightened me so I never let him in But instead of leaving He stood on his hind legs And pressed his weight against my apartment Door. My lock is loose and…
Dark and fertile Is my skin for gardens to flourish. I am the soil’s second-cousin.
Legend has it Politics shouldn’t be brought to the Dinner table. Though, When your existence is political You do not have the privilege of Leaving politics at home. When you meet the parents You bring your politics In your skin, Your gender And your identity.