Unburdening Myself with Truth

Unburdening Myself with Truth

Unburdened is such a relatively innocuous word representing so much of what had to happen for me to heal. The moment I released myself from the burden of being the secret keeper and the scapegoat meant I could breathe for the first time.

Holding Space: What it Means

Holding Space: What it Means

I get frustrated and angry when people don’t hold space for me after I have shared a hard truth with them. What is wrong with them? I needed them, and they were not there. Is it they don’t know what holding space means? Perhaps, so let’s clear that question up. Read on.

Move What Matters Forward

Move What Matters Forward

In the past, I didn’t realize what I was bringing with me, which was everything. I thought that if I moved forward fast enough or kept moving forward, I would outrun my past. I was wrong.

I Have Seen You (a poem)

I Have Seen You (a poem)

People wear masks. I know I do. And that is okay, until that mask covers up who you really are. See, even though I wear a mask, it is still representational of who I am. But that is not true for all people.

What Would It Be Like to Have Ultimate Power?

What Would It Be Like to Have Ultimate Power?

I realized the connection between being a victim and having my boundaries ignored (or forgotten) because of white male privilege. The more I thought about this, the more I realized that throughout history, white male privilege had provided an avenue for one group of people to victimize and marginalize anyone who doesn’t look like them.