What I Learned from the “Disabled” People on Twitter

BEFORE anyone gets mad at my usage of the quotation marks, they are there because this is the term that I was told they prefer. I thought differently but, as you will find out from this post, I am wrong about a lot of things.  In essence, it’s like some people of color wanting toContinue reading “What I Learned from the “Disabled” People on Twitter”

I Love My White Friends But This Has to be Said

What many of you fail to realize is that this mess didn’t just START with George Floyd. Not even a month ago Ahmaud Arbery was shot for jogging (by racists that thought they had some sort of authority). Dude was jogging man. What’s worse is that there are SO many other men AND women onContinue reading “I Love My White Friends But This Has to be Said”

Having a Child with an Intellectual Disability WHILE Dealing with Your Own Mental Illness

My Beautiful Teenager Although EVERYONE loves Kie, they only mainly see the lovable side of her. She is a beautiful little girl with a beautiful personality. She makes you smile and has an infectious laugh, but that’s not all there is to her. As stated many times, Kie has a moderate intellectual disability.  She isContinue reading “Having a Child with an Intellectual Disability WHILE Dealing with Your Own Mental Illness”

Let’s Talk About Sky on Black Ink Crew and How Her “Friends” Failed Her

There is so much I want to say here so this might be a bit lengthy.  Unfortunately, Sky and her son got into an altercation (it’s what they do in that family due to a lot of trauma and mental illness).  I feel some type of way about this subject due to the fact thatContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Sky on Black Ink Crew and How Her “Friends” Failed Her”

Knowing Your Triggers

First, let’s discuss what triggers are from a mental health standpoint: A trigger is something that sets off a memory tape or flashback transporting the person back to the event of her/his original trauma. Triggers are very personal; different things trigger different people. The survivor may begin to avoid situations and stimuli that she/he thinksContinue reading “Knowing Your Triggers”

Bipolar and Black

I’ve talked about mental illness many times in my blogs a lot because I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.  I know that we have really been talking about it as a race because of some of the “crazy” things we’ve been seeing from celebrities.  The biggest and first one that usually comesContinue reading “Bipolar and Black”