Brilliant, Beautiful & (Hardly Ever) Seen on TV
Where are all the smart, pretty female lead characters on television sitcoms? As a woman, and as a woman of colour, and as an intelligent woman of colour, that’s something I always wanted to know. I begin this with a disclaimer, I’ve not watched everything on television (I mean, I did have a life). All I know I know is what I’ve seen and what I grew up with. And I know I didn’t like it.
Coming Home Again
When I was growing up in rural Belize, I dreamed of my future while I munched on seeds and berries and went about my day's work. I hung with my crew and we'd often watch the boys. They never really noticed me. I couldn't blame them, I had 2 incredibly beautiful best friends that they liked just fine, Derry and Jo. The boys would dance and carry on, acting foolish, doing anything to get their attention.
What Lurks Beneath
Sometimes the most terrifying things are those you don't see coming, the ones that are so cleverly disguised that the evil that lay beneath the surface is undetectable. This is the haunting story of just such an evil. Beware and be warned.
Ghosts of Halloweens Past
Welcome to my Gen X Halloween bash! We're the generation that knows how to have a good time and tonight's gonna be totally awesome! Strap on your dancing shoes, grab some punch and let's take a creepy trip down memory lane, before Bieber and when The Weekend was just those 2 days you had off after working all week, 'cuz we're gonna party like it's 1999!
Every move you make, every step you take, I'll be watching you. - The Police, 1983. I've been called many things in my life, some complimentary, some not so much. But there are 2 things I had never been called, dishonest or afraid. In fact, I prided myself on being neither of those things.
Some days the noise is too much, The thumping of a million thoughts, Colliding, Like bumper cars at the fair. It sets my skin afire,
No More People!
There’s no doubt it’s been a tough couple of years. Covid killed millions of people worldwide. Not content with that, it also took millions of jobs away from the economy too. Any government help that was available to cover the rent or face increasing prices has run out, leaving people with little hope. Little hope and even fewer options. For some, the only option is to move back home with good old Mom and Dad.
Home in You
There were times I didn’t know where to turn Drowning, In a sea of others’ wants and needs, Trying to fit it in, Desperate to hide the ugly truth.