I woke up in the middle of the night and made my way to the bathroom to relieve myself when I fainted and fell striking my head on the corner of the bathtub and the hard tile floor. The accident caused damage to my upper spinal column. It took over a year of rehabilitation therapy and re-learning things to be able to participate in daily and work activities. I could not have made progress without the affordable care act, and the care of physicians. Today, I am uncertain how I will ever be able to fund my “pre-existing condition” and it’s needs under this new health care bill.
Love, in a spiritual sense, will always trump hate. This is one of the tenets of my spirituality that keeps me going in the midst of grieving and injustice all around me. But in the world we live in at the moment? Sometimes hate wins. And it might keep winning if we keep failing to acknowledge its existence—and act accordingly.
Marsha, a Black Drag Queen, began our march into the liberating light. Would honor her, take up his torch, and lead our community into the liberation of Jesus, the light of the world.
These steps will help us move through the trauma and build resilience in us. They can help us to become fierce and openhearted in our response to the injustices around us. And every one of us is needed in the struggles to come.
“In a 90’s kind of world, I’m glad I got my girls,” Queen Latifah sings with such conviction. I’m curled up on my couch singing loudly and poorly alongside Ms. Latifah, but it’s not 1993—the year Living Single first aired; it’s 2017—the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency. Fast-forward a week, and I’m on the … Continue reading How 90’s Black T.V. Became My Refuge in the Trump Era
Walls have a been a popular tool at various times through history for excluding and dividing. They are a powerful visual and psychological symbol. Something politicians can point to and say “we did something.” A solution that allows nations to avoid the hard work of repairing relationships, passing mutually beneficial policies, and making difficult (-and … Continue reading Walls are Symbols Politicians Can Point to and Say “We Did Something!”