Lost in Translation (Stepmother)

I remember the moment I found out he had children. It was night, I had been drinking and fucking around on Facebook. I thought I had found his Facebook page. His profile picture was of kelp so I wasn’t sure if it was him or not. It said he was married. I clicked on her…

You are not alone 

A few weeks ago I wrote this in my journal: “I need to get back to my happy place and set my feet in my ancient relatives earth and feel their histories rise in me. Amen.” I rarely end anything with an official amen. What an odd prayer. I wrote that sentence after reading the…

The Carpet

When the rug is pulled out from beneath you and you lay there on your back, wind knocked out of your lungs, head pounding from the impact of the floor, how long does it take for you to get back up? Hours? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? It used to take me months or years. Now…

In 2017 I am…

Fierce, on fire, lit up, inspired, out of control, raging, pissed off, revolutionary, Joan of Arc personified, Guinevere exemplified, smart, happy, joyous, sassy, laughter, sparkles, bubbles, tickles, spunk, pissed off, lit up, rising rising rising, rich, voluptuous, badass, vibrant, abundant, loaded, delicious, fabulous, energetic, healthy, muscular, funny, interested, attentive, awake, woke, staying woke, damn my…

The Shadow

I promised you I would do the work. I promised you that I would look deep inside the darkest, most depraved parts of my cavernous soul to shine the brightest of lights on how the circumstances of my life have created my black, degenerate shadow self. I promised you that I would do this so…

The March

“Woman has to understand her role. Her role is not to worship god; Her role is to be the very self of God. Her oneness can affect and open every heart.” -Yogi Bhajan Women. Tears. Overwhelm. Them. Us. Together. Labia everywhere. Women with their lovers, their friends, their grandfathers. Women with their babies, their grown…

I Am Angry At America

I feel myself slithering up from the depths of only grief looking slightly like Golum from the inside out. A demonic sinister look in my eye promising to eviscerate your soul. I am angry. Ball busting violently angry. I want to claw, gnash, tear out, slash and burn. I want to beat and main and…

A peaceful protest message

Today I was honored to be asked to close out a peaceful protest at the campus of CSUSB. It was a remarkable event with hundreds in attendance. Here is what I had to say: ​​ Here are some badass photos: We must continue to speak our truth, even if our voice shakes.  Like my hero…

#ImWithHer

I have thought about blogging about the presidential election potentially 150 million times since April, 2015. But I didn’t. I didn’t because of the death threats. I didn’t because of the harassment. I didn’t because I just didn’t want to deal with the drama that inevitably would ensue. I found my secret “We Love Hillary”…

84 Backers

84 backers 84 people who are committed to women 84 people who are committed to research on women 84 people who believe in the power of storytelling 42 mothers 5 current or former elected officials 3 lobbyists 1 person who has known me since birth 1 person who has known me less than 6 months…

13 Days left in my 28 Day Cycle

28 Days 28 Days in a menstrual cycle 28 Days in this Kickstarter campaign 13 Days left in this campaign August 28 is when we find out if we conceived so we can give birth to this project My mother was adopted as an infant. She recently met her birth mother Joyce. This is why…

Beyoncé-Formation

I have been sitting on this blog since January. I was trying to figure out how to get it just right. I was afraid of pissing someone off. And then I was like screw it, this video made me FEEL and I am going to talk about it! By FEEL I mean I screamed and…