Breaking Patterns

I’ll start off by saying, I never wanted to be a single mother (I’m sure not many people do), I always thought that when my time for motherhood would come about, I would be settled and in a long term and long lasting relationship. Yet, somehow in my core, I kind of knew I would…

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Why We Still Blog

As our four year blogversary approaches, I thought it might be interesting to sit and think about the reason(s) why we still churn out a weekly blog and maybe think about, is anyone reading this mini blog anyways? Sometimes, it’s good to do some housecleaning and there’s simply no time like the present to do…

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Running

For a long time, all I did was run,Avoid my feelings, Mask the vulnerability and put on a brave face,Show the face I thought they wanted to see,Be strong, courageous and smile through the self-doubt,I didn’t need anyone, I had myself,No one could disappoint, if I didn’t let them get close enough to,So, I kept…

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Book Review: The Death Of Vivek Oji

Have you ever had a book just capture your attention right from the offset? Be it the cover, the title and then the content? Not only is this book by an author from the LGBTQIA community and Black, let me tell you about how good it feels to get my hands on a book that…

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Our Life Altering Playlist

The suns out, the vitamin D is on tap, summer vibes are fully in the air and what screams summer more than blasting music from your car as you cruise down the road? I am that person who cannot put the car into D until there is music coming out of my speakers. I don’t…

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Sitting in Discomfort

Three hundred and sixty five days and counting from the Summer of 2020. We’ve “finished” riding the BLM wave, we’ve listened to countless numbers of members of our Asian communities express their lived experiences of being verbally attacked, targeted and in the case of the mass shooting in the US- murdered. In Canada, we are…

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Lonely

Lonely I supposed I’ve always felt lonely,A ship without any waters,Untethered,Not attached to any particular place or person,But now I am realizing that my years of independence,Has lead me to crave connections I never forged,Floating through fickle relationships without anyone I can trust implicitly,Has left me lonely,In the middle of the night when my thoughts…

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Treasure

I know you will dismiss it when I tell you,But you are a treasure,Your patience and willingness to help never ceases to amaze me,Your smile and laughter lights up the room,Your gentle touch on the back of my arm reassures me,Your soft caress as we drive in the car,All things, I treasure and think of…

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Gentle

I am sat up in bed shedding tears you’ll never see,Because you happen to be 27 miles away from me,Crying tears, Because in a moment where I should have chosen vulnerability,I chose fear,I bottled it, because I don’t want you to worry,Mostly, because I don’t know why I feel this way, Not sure why streams…

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Resilient: Another Bad R-Word

I can almost hear the eye rolls, yes it makes a sound. What’s another word we can’t be using now? Another thing that got taken by cancel culture? I’m going to shout it for the people in the back. The concept/idea/thought/belief ( I think you get the picture ), that as Black people, we are…

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