How safe do you feel in your body Part 2

In this post, Amber Wheatley (co-host of Conversations on Being Human), shared a snippet of her experience living in a black body. She shares more in this episode; how she feels a constant anxiety because of the color of her skin and the uncertainty of how others will treat her because of it. That’s notContinue reading “How safe do you feel in your body Part 2”

From Fear to Faith in 7 Years

7 years ago I was here in Australia, swapping winter for summer, chasing my bliss. We arrived green travelers. Had never properly pitched a tent before, and yet there we were, camping our way along the coast. Twenty-four hours in, and I had a melt-down. We were trying to make our way through Sydney inContinue reading “From Fear to Faith in 7 Years”

For when you think you screwed it up; How you can’t do it wrong

It’s funny how your shit follows you. Today I found myself reliving a scenario from 8 years ago when I got slammed for what I thought was doing the right thing, and I was told it wasn’t good enough. I had overheard at a dinner party that there was a misprint of some PR merchandise thatContinue reading “For when you think you screwed it up; How you can’t do it wrong”

Birth

It’s October 28th, 2019. Thirty-nine years ago I was excavated from my mother’s womb, after 24 hours of her pushing and breathing and squeezing. I would not slide out of her body naturally. I was too big. I was 11lb something ounces and no matter how hard my mom tried, her body could not expandContinue reading “Birth”

Sometimes ‘No’ Feels like Sh*t

A bomb went off in my life recently; all because of one word: No. I’ve avoided saying No for most of my life. I was afraid that it would create conflict, make me look selfish, and I thought the right thing to do was to go along with what the other party wanted. Obedience wasContinue reading “Sometimes ‘No’ Feels like Sh*t”

Bumping up against pain and shame

I’ve been feeling a lot lately. Between the unexpected passing of my father-in-law, other losses that friends are going through, the Kavanaugh – Ford hearing, the results, Trump’s response, the reactions from my social media family, the stories of women in my life who are speaking out about the abuse they have experienced, the storiesContinue reading “Bumping up against pain and shame”