This Has Got to Stop: A response to sexist website Return of Kings

I have experienced things recently which say to me that sexism and anti-women cultural elements are subtle, insidious and designed, whether intentionally or unintentionally, to wear us down, make us decide we have it “pretty good,” so why fight the tiny injustices? *** On Thursday, I spoke up about a sexist meme on a charity […]

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Strange World

Are you sure it wasn’t a dragon egg?
if the yolk got on your fingers
there is a chance you will grow
scales

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Feeding is not nourishing…

Originally posted on MEANINGS AND MUSINGS:
? Busy-ness and stress are no strangers in my life. I am adept at managing it all. To replenish my energy, I meditated, slept the requisite 6 hours, ate nutritious food, made lists and check them off – everything to ensure daily life ticks over as it should. Well,…

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King Of Hearts: About a Girl a Father’s Day tale

I know you feel diminished. Invisible. I am a Mommy’s girl. She is a strong woman.  You are a powerful man. As Father’s Day approaches, certain things flash into my memory.  I remember you driving us to school because we hadn’t learned to drive yet. You saw me panic. You could read it on my […]

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Where’s the June 5 #LinkYourLife Roundup?

Originally posted on The Honeyed Quill:
Friends, we did it. We grew #LinkYourLife beyond anything I can keep up with in a roundup. By teaming up with #BluSkyFriday, we more than doubled participation and readership. While I would love to link you all right here on my space, I think I am going to have…

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Yellow Rose

  I’m visualizing the yellow rose. It is fresh. The scent is sweet and soft. The petals like velvet. They soothe me, their aroma intoxicates. Someone has removed the thorns. Not afraid to touch…nothing is going to hurt me. **This poem was taken from texts between myself and my editor, cousin and best friend ( […]

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Reasons You Can’t Get a Job

“That thing” on your head scares people Hijab is not professional You won’t fit our company culture in that Yes we know your right to hijab is protected by law, but You don’t wear it the right way And what religion exactly are you? Because that is our right to know, so we can decide […]

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Confessions of a Part-time #Douchebag : I, too, am an occasional douchebag

You might as well know now. If you watch TV or movies, listen to music or talk about books or the media –or open your mouth in general–I’m going to blast you with all kinds of information, pauses, rewinds and spoilers. I don’t mean real spoilers–my spoilers are my incessant theories on it how I’m […]

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