SEEKING JUSTICE

Whether it is a big news event or a very personal event justice is often complicated.  Separating truth from fiction is hard.  The media is very persuasive.  Our friends we know and trust can also be very persuasive.  We often forget there are two sides to every story with a whole lot sandwiched in the…

#BeReal – DREW SHELDON

Please welcome Drew Sheldon to #BeReal. I couldn’t believe it when Hasty invited me to take part in #BeReal, I was quick to say yes. I was not, however, quick to write this. Writing has been quite a slog recently. The more I work at being real, the more I struggle to continue. I started…

MY SOMEHOW IMPORTANT SELF-DIALOG

I started writing a Facebook post this morning that turned into a long dialog with myself. I decided to leave it there and finish it here. Why? Because it feels important somehow. Maybe not important in a way that will change or shape lives. But it feels like I might want to visit these thoughts…

FINDING THE ONE

I pretend not to notice or care.  That’s just life.  It happens.  I see you reading, messaging, answering, flirting, complimenting, spending time elsewhere and giving all your attention away.  I sit in the corner picking at my food wondering if you would notice if I stood to leave.  I watch as your eyes find pleasure…

FIRST… YOU HAVE TO CARE

I hate doing controversial posts.  But sometimes you just have to stand up and say are you kidding me? Currently social media is starting to look like what it probably would have at the start of WWII.  And we can stop it.  We can use our voices to say… No that isn’t accurate and I…

#BeReal – J.C. HANNIGAN

My #BeReal guest today is J.C. Hannigan. I met her along with several other wonderful people when I joined Stigma Fighters.  She first wrote THIS blog post for me back in June and she is back today with her #BeReal perspective. She was born with a chronic pain bone disorder called Multiple Hereditary Exostoses and I…

I Don’t Know What it Means to be Real – GUNMETAL GEISHA

Note: To avoid confusion, please insert winks liberally. I don’t love hashtags. I’ll hashtag on Instagram because I have it in my head that it’ll get me followers. I also use it sparingly on Twitter to promote my blog. Wanting followers is something I can easily be real about. (Imagine a hashtag before “be real.”)…

JUST ME

– I am among millions of overweight fighting to make the image in the mirror match the image appropriate for society. – I am not young which means I am older than young. – I don’t wash my hair everyday.  Sometimes, if it looks amazing I can go three days. – I have a small…