I’ve been thinking a lot about what I should write about. Writing these captions have become a form of therapy for me. Working through how I’m feeing is part of it, opening up enough to share with others here is the rest of it.
As much as writing and sharing is a big part of who I am it never seems to get easier. It’s very similar to when I used to do spoken word. No matter how many times I’ve been on stage I still get nervous. I still wonder how people are going to respond. And yet the call to speak never stops. It’s always there despite my discomfort.
Mayday is a distress call that is used to signal a life-threatening emergency. Making it a fitting hashtag for the topics I will be writing about during the month of May. I’ve been wrestling with what it means to be Black and woman in America and all the intricacies that go along with it. There’s already been a lot of discussion on that topic that I tend to share in my stories, but now I’d like to add to the conversation using my own words.