I used to think men were some sort of secret maze. But then I had a son … And I realized that they are just really tall, little boys with a range of emotions and experiences layered atop. Now, I don’t mean that in any demeaning sense, but simply that they are more vulnerable and … Continue reading TheLadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 3: Men are Just Tall Boys … and That’s OK
This week’s interview was … let’s just say … interesting. There were moments when I clutched my pearls … Some when I winced to brace myself for what was going to come out of his mouth next … Others when I laughed heartily … And some when, even with my insanely fast typing speed, I … Continue reading TheLadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 2: “I’m Not Compatible with Either Sex Because I’m a Hoe!”
“I’m one of those people … where I don’t know if anyone truly loves me … I really don’t know if anyone does.” Being a mother can be hard … and lonely. Shit, being a person can be hard … and lonely. So how we approach parenting can be hard … and lonely. Because before we’re … Continue reading The LadyWrites82 Presents: The People Series — Episode 1: Motherhood
The first day of fall was this past Saturday, September 22. And while I’m usually super ready for the leaves to start falling, warm drinks, and hoodies, this year it feels ... Bittersweet. Because I spent my summer painting outside beneath the stars … and I’m going to miss it. As I put the last few … Continue reading Dear Summer: Put your Clothes on and Get Out … We Had Our Run but it’s Over
“She’s a whore!” he said. And if the eyebrows (that I’d carefully drawn of my face that morning) traveled any further up my face they would have flown off into the atmosphere.
There’s a lesson to be learned in everything; every experience; every situation (hence the references to Cardi and social justice in this blog's title). And this week for me, was no exception. Let’s start by taking a trip down memory lane … *insert whimsical piano here to transition Anddddd go! I was in the 5th … Continue reading Let’s Talk! From Cardi B to Social Justice Warriors: Talk that Shit! And Live that Shit!
Writer’s Note: Before we go into this discussion, let me just say this first: MEN ARE NOT EVIL! (trust me, I gave birth to one) … but the way we socialize them in this world can make them pretty shitty – at the least on the mild end – and dangerous on the severe. So … Continue reading “Fuck Men!” … but … “I Love Him!”
Let me make one thing clear. I aint &*#@! And while that may sound self-deprecating, it kind of isn’t in this context. All I’m saying is that I’m still getting it together … and will always be … because there will always be room for improvement (I mean, that’s what this blog is all about). … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: Sometimes You Just Shine Too Bright – Don’t Dim Your Light
I’m the baby of the family. I’ve always been a high achiever academically; never had to work real hard to get good grades in school. I don’t believe in mediocrity. I’ve always been the type to make goals, smash them, and then move on to the next one. These may seem like self-appreciating, yet insignificant … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: I, Too, Can Catch These Hands
This week’s blog was going to focus on the importance of establishing a routine, but I forgot tomorrow IS VALENTINE’S DAY! So instead of sending myself flowers to my job with a heartfelt “I love you, Erin. From Erin” written on the little card, I’ve decided I’m going to switch gears. On this man made … Continue reading Getting My &*#@ Together Series: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY