We had flights booked out in advance. Two round trip tickets that would drop us off in the land of back porch pasture views and reluctantly bring us home to ATL traffic and the day to day sound of early morning alarms. They were booked. Ready. Waiting. All we had to do was don ourContinue reading “Thursday 2020”
The last thing you need is another “I voted” picture. It looks like every other one that’s been posted: instagram smiles and filtered faces to recognize that the civic duty has been done. What isn’t pictured however, is the immediate weight that hit my gut as I stepped in front of the specifically crafted votingContinue reading “The Weight to Vote”
The violence of white silence Those words haunt me almost as much as the images and videos of innocent people being shot, beaten, arrested, and stripped of all humanity. It haunts me because it makes me uncomfortable. And it should. Because my inherited skin color has allowed me to remain comfortable for 30 years. TheContinue reading “The Violence of White Silence”
I wrote these words hoping to post them with the above picture. I let perfectionism, pride, and fear stop me. Instead, I quickly wrote a short caption that pushed the depths of my feelings and thoughts to the side.
I can’t change that post. I can however, share those original words here; in a space with no word limit.
It has been approximately two months now since my final day in the office. Except my final day actually consisted of catching a flight from Argentina back to Atlanta, to catch another flight back to Texas where I could spend the holidays with my family.