Tag Archives: words

Trials

Today’s trials and tribulations are especially heavy. While I pride myself on having this resilience, perseverance and this strength sometimes it seems childish and naive. There must be stars in my eyes to think that this place can be one of happiness. I find myself wondering why no one appears unless things are especially terrible,…

What It Means to Have A Friend Who Doesn’t Support Your Right to Live

It’s a shame that I’m writing this, but I have to. It isn’t my intention to call anyone out… or maybe it is. Maybe it is my intention to call out this friend and all the other “friends” out there that justify their racism with “it’s my opinion” or “I have black friends.” Over the…

“You’re too sexy to frown.”

I hate when men assume the authority to police a woman’s body on the street. And I mean this beyond sexist macroagressive behaviour like yelling, “Hey sexy!” Or “How much?” out their car window. Funny enough, what particularly bothers me is the need to tell me to smile while I’m walking down the street. “Smile,…