SAYHERNAME Morgan Sankofa
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Can we shape our destiny?
I am thinking about the pathways that we are told are right or wrong. The ways in which deviation from those cause obstacles or if coping negatively through the ones we are “suppposed” to choose are that good for us anyway.
Moving from the East Coast to the Midwest: Lessons Learned
It will almost be a year in August of 2022 that I moved from my hometown in the East Coast to a small town in the Midwest specifically located in Minnesota. My journey may be different than some because I was 24 years old when I officially moved out of my "mamas house" and took the leap to real independent life. There are so many things that I have learned in general about family, support, love,standing up for myself, and faith. When I left home I felt some fear but mostly I was cushioned by stable resources, the frustration of not living under my own rules, and the belief that I was finally headed towards my purpose and financial and personal freedoms I had never had before.
How to deal with daily burnout as a Sensitive Person
As you read this you may be feeling overwhelmed, screaming on the inside, jittery, or breaking somewhere deep inside of your core. This feeling may have been following you for your whole life as an adult or even as a child as you may have experienced something very frightening, threatening, and highly unfavorable that cause excessive stimuli to feel like you are being strangled from within. You may think that something is wrong with you, but there is a chance that you are a highly sensitive person. NOTHING is wrong with you. I will repeat it nothing is wrong with you.
What is the Law of Attraction...?
Even if you do not have someone to talk to about your current experiences there is a common thread between us all. When we are faced with a change in our lives, a move, losing a job, losing friends and loved ones, or the change in a relationship dynamic we can unearth emotions that have long been untouched. The other side of it is that some people even you reading right now may not feel that you have anyone to talk to during this time that is safe and that you feel like you will not burden with your experiences that may not feel like sunshine and roses.
The Faith and Confidence correlation
I think that our inner beliefs in the unknown, what we are willing to risk emotionally and energetically and what we have been shown as pattens from the outside ( external world) will be a consequence of our actions guides our steps as who we are in the world.
Who is the Black Lives Matter Global Network?
I always find it necessary to debunk misconceptions. The media tends to overuse and even use the global organization "Black Lives Matter" to display protests against the murders of black males. The issue that falls upon many of the common myths are that dangerous attachments can form in relation to a liberating and humanitarian network! As apart of my duty to get more Americans and all people coming into political consciousness aware of the facts I will specifically define the intentions and a more authentic interpretation of the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
Who is Marlene Dumas?
The experience of the woman in artist movements are often shared from the lens of a man. Men decide how a woman’s bodies should be in form, the acts that they perform, and the features to accentuate. It has been my experience that when women create art it comes from a deeper, more humanitarian space. We use art to balance the drill of our lives where everyone needs us. The outlet to soothe our traumas or in many art movements for artistic scholars the challenge to the male gaze.
An Invitation to Write Unapologetically
What a time to be alive. What a fierce time of passion, death, and deceit. We have been here before. Generations of Deja Vu. Moments of ease like treasuring our family time and realizing that Capitalism has stripped us from being able to create a real family unit. This centering on money, as we live makes us swing from vines, jump through hoops, and dance around for a bottomless pit of merciless abusers. Who are those abusers? It is the very people that uphold and justify the way that the majority of the world has lived its life for centuries. NEWS FLASH... It is not working!!!!
Classic Black Beauties
Out of curiosity I was typing away at a Crossword Puzzle from "It's A Black Thang.com". The online puzzle bursted with historical facts of black past. There was one question that stood out! "In 1901 who was the first President to bring Booker T. Washington to a White House Dinner?" I was stumped! So, when I searched.. unsurprisingly it was Theodore Roosevelt.. husband of Eleanor Roosevelt pioneer feminist and the progressive politicians of our colored history. This led me to another fun fact. The first black artist to perform in the White House! ( Who I will reveal first...) Using this time for Women's Month I will chronicle the black beauties of our past.
How to remain faithful in dark times
Life is dark. From listening to the stories of my peers our lives are full of cycles of sweetness but then sour heartbreaks of many relationships that touch the nerve of many parts of us. The tender sensitive parts of you do not know how to handle those outside forces ( they may be the job that you got fired from for being late, it may be the goal that you had to lose 20 pound but you just cant seem to come down, or it may be mental illness punching strong that tells you those words from your childhood that you are pathetic or some devastating explicative) It can feel like even when the sun is out our chronic pain on the inside will not rest, and it makes our lives feel like a cage that we can't escape from. When we feel helpless to the circumstances of our lives we grieve. Ways that I have grieved include: