My First Month on Vocal
I relate to Ms. Woodson. I read slowly too. I remember when the 6th book of Harry Potter came out, I had the book for a couple of days before one of my friends did. However, she finished several days before I did. I asked her how she did that and she responded that her teachers taught to read for context, so she didn't read every word in the sentence. That blew my mind. Not only did I read every word, but my imagination is also so active that I would pause in my reading to watch it play out. I am a big believer in reading the book before deciding to see a movie or tv adaptation. I choose not to see many adaptations, but on the other hand, I do decide to see them more often than not. The narrator's voice is at it's most authentic self when you read and your interpretation of that voice says a lot about their ability to submerge you into their story and your ability as a reader to create.
Power to the Name...and then some stuff about ally-ship
As I was reading Q'ell Betton's "What's In A Name," he mentioned that he had a girlfriend who told him that she would not change her name. I rooted for her on the spot. I know that feeling, I have always said the same. As I mentioned in "Radicalization," I have a family tree that is 15 pages long that traces my grandmother's surname to 1795. I am one of the lucky ones. The truth is that we never moved from the lands from where we were slaves. The abolishment of slavery happened in 1865, so we have county records for the people alive at that time. So I will take on my husband's name but in hyphen form. I refuse to drop my surname because I can trace it too far back. It's my legacy; it's my history.
Refresh with a Fruit Drink
I started boxing almost 2 years exactly ago. The first thing boxing taught me was I grossly underserving my body. Getting up at 8 am, being at the gym by 10 am for two hours, and then going to work from 1 pm to 8 pm every single day of the week with 2-3 hour workouts on the weekend was slaughtering me. Instead of eating on my lunch breaks, I was sleep. I felt good physically and mentally but my body was not sustaining which meant I was finding it hard to get the results I wanted too.
Domestic Violence. It is part of the BLM Movement too.
I have been reading people's responses about the effect of lockdown is having on them. For the most part, you find positive stories. Stories about resilience and people discovering themselves. I believe that over the next couple of years, we are going to see a ramp-up of small business owners because of this. People are believing in themselves and others like never before. We can see it with the BLM Movement. For instance, I ordered a Malcolm X shirt 6 weeks ago. It just came today in the mail because that is how slammed these small black business owners are right now.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under God, indivisible, for liberty and justice for all.
Baseball Stadiums, USA
Home I played 3 sports in high school: volleyball, basketball and softball. I had been playing basketball since I was able to walk, my Dad put a ball in my hand as soon as he could. Volleyball was a development in middle school and I was really hesitant about playing because seriously the spandex. I still to this day don't think, unless you're playing sand, that the spandex is completely unnecessary. It adds to the objectification of women, starting the objectification at a young age because the sport deems spandex as the most appropriate dress code. That's another story though. Softball, I picked it up my sophomore year in high school and it immediately became my favorite sport of the year, each year also becoming the first picture I ever shared on my facebook profile.
Every story has its chapter in the desert...
Some things feel personal and dear to the very person that I am. Crush is one of those things. This is a book that makes you want to love and when I say love I mean love as in synonymous to a California forest fire type of love. It's not cheesy in any format. It's not complicated either. From the very first line he starts creating this dream for you, it's his dream, we are just there to witness it yet there is an understanding that at any given point of time you can switch places with him. It is desperate and all consuming for the reader and the writer. This is what love looks like to him, this is what unrequited love did to him.
Instagram's Various Black Owned
So a couple of days ago I was getting ready to stock up on one of my favorite masks ever, Gleamin. I love Instagram; I love to see people's creativity, I love to shop on it, I really use it to see the world outside of my current limited space. So I go to Instagram, go on Gleamin's page to purchase my next go around and Gleamin is getting slammed by the black community that it very specifically caters too. Turns out that the only black employee at the company was fired for 'being too emotional.' I looked more into the story and the reasons surrounding the culture of the company and the firing of the employee are unpleasant...Whelp. Unfollow.