I contracted Covid-19 at the end of March. Since that time, I have had bouts of wellness interspersed with stretches of exhaustion… in other words, after three months of this, I am still unwell.

There have been times when I actually thought I had turned a corner, felt like I was finally coming out of it, but full- on wellness has not yet materialized. My more severe symptoms have diminished, so I spend most of my days sitting, meditating, watching the cars go by, and figuring out what to eat and how to eat it.

I am an artist and…


I am seeing a lot of posts about defunding police. While I don’t disagree with the statement, I believe we must go deeper.

There is a reason police are hunting for young black and Latino men. Outside of whatever racist motivation lies within them, police units are required to fill quotas. They are required to fill quotas given to them by prisons which require free labor and enough prisoners to be profitable.

This is the “pull” production method outlined in the book “The Toyota Way,” a classic in the business world. It dictates that no product is made until ordered…


I grew up about 8–10 miles outside of the ghetto of Cabrini Green, in a small village right outside of Chicago. My parents took every opportunity to teach my brother and I that the gigantic span of fenced-in high rise complexes was an example of planned destruction of a population. It was something that was ingrained in me from a young age; that black people were oppressed and used as a tool to fracture society, and in so doing would destroy the psyche of black people and the communities in which they attempted to make a life.

My parents are…


What Happened That Time I Caught The Virus

I woke on Monday with a heavy pain on my chest. I say “on” because it felt as though some inexplicable force was pushing down upon me…. such that as I woke I tried to push the thing off, only to be shocked to find nothing there but my soaking wet Princess Leia bed shirt. Immediately panicked, I dropped a Goog on “Covid symptoms” but found nothing akin to what I was feeling. Over the course of that Monday, I became more confused, more exhausted, and more anxious than I had been…


After the break up of my last relationship I really thought I would go back to monogamy. I thought I hated non-monogamy because of how insecure and jealous I always felt, but after a year of therapy and reflection, I have come to see that I am naturally non-monogamous, and my issues with the practice all stemmed from my ex’s lies and cheating.

In this last year, I have watched my reactions to the people I have been attracted to, and to the people I have dated. There has never been any part of me that wants to commit to…


When I am single, I am at my best. This is not something I planned or wanted, it simply is, and I have finally embraced that reality and celebrate it daily. The other thing I have come to accept is that I need more than one lover in my life, ideally more than three.

Presently I have six. They live in different states and I have varying levels of interaction with them, but they do all have one thing in common: the desire to have sex with me again. …


Rhythm Nation.

Every week, I will showcase the talents and attributes of a Female Rocker/Musician who positively influenced my young life. As I am finding myself just over the mid-way point of my time on earth, I hope, I feel like I am experienced and wise enough to take on this task. My sixth segment goes to the woman who taught me about being in control: Janet Jackson.

The last time I wrote an article it was about Aretha Franklin, and that was roughly two weeks ago. I waited an extra week to publish a new Gratitude article for two reasons: One…


Every week, I will showcase the talents and attributes of a Female Rocker/Musician who positively influenced my young life. As I am finding myself just over the mid-way point of my time on earth, I hope, I feel like I am experienced and wise enough to take on this task. My sixth segment goes to the woman who taught me about the value of being a true original, Aretha Franklin.

If you are looking for an in-depth analysis in to the loves and life of this singularly talented woman, I would direct you elsewhere. …


Every week, I will showcase the talents and attributes of a Female Rocker/Musician who positively influenced my young life. As I am finding myself just over the mid-way point of my time on earth, I hope, I feel like I am experienced and wise enough to take on this task. My fifth segment goes to the woman who taught me how to roll around in the pain of heartbreak, Patsy Cline.

If you are looking for an in-depth analysis in to the loves and life of this singularly talented woman, I would direct you elsewhere. …


Every week, I will showcase the talents and attributes of a Female Rocker who positively influenced my young life. As I am finding myself just over the mid-way point of my time on earth, I hope, I feel like I am experienced and wise enough to take on this task. My fourth segment goes to the woman who put me on the path to the sacred dance of love, Whitney Houston.

If you are looking for an in-depth perspective in to the loves and life of this singularly talented woman, I would direct you elsewhere. …

Sara Young

Rebellion Leader, writer and artist. I write things that scare me, and speak my mind even when it’s dangerous. www.spikeofalltrades.com/eloquentasfuck

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