activism, advocacy

Many years ago my college roommate, Tawana Washington, wrote this hauntingly brilliant poem called "Fits the Description." The poem spoke about the negative portrayals and criminalization of Black...
Submitted on May 9, 2012
(But even sometimes my spirit has a limit!!) Sometimes I feel like I can't continue. I feel that the energy gets low. This is normal to me...it has always been like this. Ever since I was a teen I...
Submitted on May 2, 2012
WE NEED TO HAVE THE PASSION AS ACTIVISTS AND ADVOCATES THAT THOSE IN THE BEGINNING OF ACT UP DAYS DID! ACT UP = ACTION AND PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS TOGETHER AS ONE! I want to start my blog...
Submitted on Apr 26, 2012
The Journey Well I don’t even know how to start. I have always thought I would be one of the last people who would contract the illness. I mean, I’m from the urban areas, went to multi-racial school...
Submitted on Apr 23, 2012
Two days after a self attempted suicide I woke up to bright sunlight streaming down my face. Ooooh what beautiful weather. What a beautiful day. Throwing the mink blanket aside I tried to get up from...
Submitted on Apr 20, 2012
I had this great friend of mine and in two years time, we went from being a friend to best friends. There would be absolutely nothing hidden between us. He would share all his life with me, his...
Submitted on Apr 12, 2012
There is a Facebook friend of mine who is a tattoo artist and hugely popular because of his high-profile clients. Out of the blue, I wanted to tattoo Lord Krishna on my arm and the emblem at the back...
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012
I want to say so many things to you -- maybe curse at you, maybe tell you how much you hurt my body, mind and soul. You have lived inside of me since I was 16 years old! You thought you were going to...
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012
9 months ago : We were at Mumbai's hotspot nightclub Rock Bottoms. Me and my close friend. Puffing on my "nth" cigerette that I have lost count of, I stared at her blankly while she screamed in...
Submitted on Mar 24, 2012
I'm proud of Maria Teresa ! I love her passion and courage for educating people about HIV/AIDS. I read her blogs and hope someday to be able to come out as well. In the meantime I carry my secret...
Submitted on Mar 19, 2012

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