People are so quick to judge one another’s lives these days
As if it’s some kind of dog show
Where everyone’s making notes in each category of the contestants life
Taking or allowing points based on their narrow life view
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.
To all of the beautiful humans who read the article I shared last week detailing the experience I went through in having an abortion recently.
All 4,000+ of you.
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.
Don’t be fooled by the Instagram façade
It's anywhere and everywhere you turn on social media
Perfectly sculpted feeds of photos
Engendering a sense of everyone having it all together
This space isn't a 12 steps how to
5 ways you can
3 simple strategies for
9 things you need to be
100 things you aren't
She’s a woman unto herself
For awhile it was men that defined her
The way she wielded her sexuality
This piece is comes out of my process of learning to validate and own my innate worth as a woman, as well as finding comfort in my sexuality in a healthy way, where I no longer require sex or men to define who I am.