I find it entertaining when people feel the need to try & check me on the language that I use in my writing.
The language I use often challenges people's belief systems & it’s not uncommon for me to receive a variety of messages from those who hold the belief systems I’m challenging, reaching out in an attempt to keep their ideals patched together by telling me how I’m doing it wrong.
Another one of those moments for me, happened just a couple weeks ago, when I came to find out that a missed period was in fact pregnancy, with life that I would not be bringing into the world.
I looked at the positive pregnancy test, as a sense of numbness flooded my body — one of my closest girlfriends looking on at me, while I was sitting on the toilet, staring blankly at this plastic stick, taking in the information in front of me with a sense of disbelief.
I’m pregnant and I won’t be having what would eventually be, a baby.
Welcome to my virtual stomping grounds. I'm Ali - a writer, poet, women's empowerment facilitator & world traveler.