Personal Posts, Poetry

W.E.B DuBois

growing up biracial✨ it was at this moment where i began to struggle with self-identity. am i white/black enough? why couldn’t i be both? as an adolescent, people’s comments would frustrate me and i would unconsciously do things to appease them. i just wanted to be like everyone else-i never wanted to be treated differently.… Continue reading W.E.B DuBois

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inflorescence, Poetry

summertime sadness

I will never apologize for being too strong, too outspoken, too bright in a world that swallows lies and humbly accepts the darkness. no, not when ive crawled to the top. no longer will i be on my knees, no longer will i beg. because i never want to suffer such betrayal again.   https://www.amazon.com/inflorescence-Mecca-Amirah-Jackson/dp/1981171738/ref=redir_mobile_desktop?_encoding=UTF8&dpID=41k9XtyUpJL&dpPl=1&keywords=mecca-amirah%20jackson&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&qid=1514054983&ref=plSrch&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&sr=8-1… Continue reading summertime sadness

Poetry

you woke something inside of me

you woke something inside of me; something slumbering beneath a cloak of my own insecurities and doubts. such trivial sights were once mundane and pedestrian but now, now i take pause and contemplate everything around me. stories can be woven in every being, every element, every damning breeze: you have corrupted me. you opened my… Continue reading you woke something inside of me

feminism, inflorescence

stop teaching girls to accept verbal abuse as affection

let’s stop teaching girls to accept verbal abusive as affection; there have been so many romance novels that i’ve read where the heroine falls for a guy who is cold and mistreats them and then the story proceeds with the heroine forgiving the guy because his past is troubled. are we women not also troubled… Continue reading stop teaching girls to accept verbal abuse as affection

inflorescence

escaping reality

my aspirations were once small because i listened to you and never me. stuck in the brilliance of my teeth, you spread rot, decay, insecurities, and dismay. i was empty; an aching tooth never relieved until i tore you out and let my gums scab and bleed...   https://www.amazon.com/inflorescence-Mecca-Amirah-Jackson/dp/1981171738/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519606102&sr=8-1&keywords=mecca-amirah+jackson&dpID=41nCi3%252B9JDL&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch