It’s a Crime

The headline: 20 Inmates Show the Heartbreaking Cost of Growing Old Behind Bars The invisible subtext: Their crimes are the direct result of untreated trauma within the context of systemic oppression. They are being punished for society’s lack of humanity which essentially makes criminals of us all. That's all I have to say about that,…Read more It’s a Crime

Gaslighting and the Great Divide

"Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, gaslighting involves attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim's beliefs."-Wikipedia A quick Google search on Gaslighting results…Read more Gaslighting and the Great Divide

Behind a Glass Wall

Dreams are deferred for all kinds of reasons; historical oppression, systemic greed, lack of resources, confidence, trust, motivation, sleep. At various points in my life I’ve assumed certain comforts and goals were unattainable for people like me; poor and spoiled. Not the ‘silver spoon in mouth’ kind of spoiled, but the rotten egg, inherently worthless,…Read more Behind a Glass Wall