We are living in time that it is difficult to be proud to be an American. I am disappointed with the path we are going. However, in the words of Dr. King "we must accept finite disappointment, but never loose infinite hope." There will be better days. I will continue to fight and speak out... Continue Reading →
I could write another blog about new beginnings and "new year, new me", but this year feels different. 2018 has a trend of no more new year, new beginning resolutions. I understand some may need a fresh start after last year because, for many, it was a whirlwind of the highest of highs and lowest... Continue Reading →
I attended a writer's workshop, and it altered the way I see myself as a writer when it comes voice. Don't you love when that happens? I had the opportunity to sit under Professor Balcarcel, who reminded writers how complicated and elusive it is to find your unique voice. What makes it complicated and elusive... Continue Reading →
I had to reblog and share this because too many times people make comments and ask questions devoid of the pain behind them. Many times a woman delay in pregnancy is not her immediate choice. People may mean well but should think twice before asking someone when they will have children, get married, do…you feel in the blank. This blog articulates why you should think before asking and reiterates how its none of your business anyway.
Somewhere there is a woman: 30, no children. People ask her, “Still no kids?” Her response varies from day to day, but it usually includes forced smiles and restraint.
“Nope, not yet,” she says with a chuckle, muffling her frustration.
“Well, don’t wait forever. That clock is ticking, ya know,” the sage says before departing, happy with herself for imparting such erudite wisdom. The sage leaves. The woman holds her smile. Alone, she cries…
Cries because she’s been pregnant 4 times and miscarried every one. Cries because she started trying for a baby on her wedding night, and that was 5 years ago. Cries because her husband has an ex-wife and she has given him children. Cries because she wants desperately to try in vitro but can’t even afford the deposit. Cries because she’s done in vitro (multiple rounds) and still has no children. Cries because her best friend wouldn’t…
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