A white voice has something to say about privilege.

My children were born white, so they have privilege. It was not my predetermined intention to bring white children into the world, it just so happens that my children are white because their fathers are also white. Race has never been a required concern for me, and for that I apologize. I apologize for not…

A white voice has something to say about privilege.

My children were born white, so they have privilege. It was not my predetermined intention to bring white children into the world, it just so happens that my children are white because their fathers are also white. Race has never been a required concern for me, and for that I apologize. I apologize for not…

Hate is a Disease

Hate stems from fear, which stems from misunderstanding which stems from miscommunication which stems from not listening which stems from not being heard yourself…. which stems from fear… I am afraid of the future in a country with Trump in the White House.While I am afraid, I do not hate him – I despise his…

A Desire for Nothing

I am struggling to find time to write, even though I have so many ideas scrambling through my head, I need some spare time to sit and just be quiet and write.Then I find myself watching another episode of CSI Miami and it’s almost 1am but I just can’t seem to relax enough to go…

A Desire for Nothing

I am struggling to find time to write, even though I have so many ideas scrambling through my head, I need some spare time to sit and just be quiet and write.Then I find myself watching another episode of CSI Miami and it’s almost 1am but I just can’t seem to relax enough to go…

LGBTQ Rights are Human Rights

Today as I flitted through my Twitter and Facebook announcements, I realized what happened in North Carolina and how it affects my LBGTQ brothers and sisters.What happened? The North Carolina Legislature passed a bill that would permit legal discrimination.North Carolina has made it a law to allow discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation….

LGBTQ Rights are Human Rights

Today as I flitted through my Twitter and Facebook announcements, I realized what happened in North Carolina and how it affects my LBGTQ brothers and sisters.What happened? The North Carolina Legislature passed a bill that would permit legal discrimination.North Carolina has made it a law to allow discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation….

Open the Door…

I have always known that I was different from others, but I couldn’t understand why. When I was growing up I thought everyone grew up in a loving, encouraging household with parents who cared about what the kids did after school and made them do homework and had rules. Whenever my sister and I were…

Open the Door…

I have always known that I was different from others, but I couldn’t understand why. When I was growing up I thought everyone grew up in a loving, encouraging household with parents who cared about what the kids did after school and made them do homework and had rules. Whenever my sister and I were…

My newest publication and the inspiration behind it.

Hello, everyone.I am pleased to promote my newest poem Thoughts on an Appalachian Waltz that has been published in The Notebook #5: Women and the Land.You can learn more about The Grassroots Women Project here. Thoughts on an Appalachian Waltz was inspired by a piece of music, Appalachia Waltz, by Mark O’Connor. While listening to this…