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Honoring My Creative Fire 🔥

Writing assuages my insomnia when sleeping pills fail. Sitting down to write allows the tears and words to flow when I’m processing heartbreak. Dancing with my words elevate me when I am at the zenith of new love. My words bleeding on paper is what has stopped me from making my wrists bleed out in a bathtub. Writing has been my closest confidante, an unapologetic truth teller, and the one thing I could trust above any other coping mechanism. Realizing this is something that sustains me, and encourages me to thrive, this why I will not allow anything or anyone stop me from walking towards my true north.

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“Supporting Diversity” is Not Solidarity

Their school demographic does NOT reflect the “community’s cultural diversity” and “at this troubled moment in time,” they are STILL tone-deaf by talking about their commitment to diversity rather than EXPLICITLY stating that Black Lives Matter, they are taking a stand against racism and they are standing in SOLIDARITY with the families of those who have lost their lives due to police violence. It took them a week to make a statement, and I am not sure if they would have said anything if I didn’t publicly call them out. I am not sure that this community-based organization would have said anything about #BlackOutTuesday if they hadn’t received my emails or the emails from other parents or it was it because everyone was doing it too?

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