These two women heard me when I said “I am the only Brown girl in Canada talking about Cannabis and Black women, in Canada.” Even before we met, they were looking for others like themselves, and they took the lead. I am so grateful to them.
While me being alone and Black in the cannabis world was certainly true four years ago, it’s sure as hell not true anymore.
It’s as simple as that. When George Floyd died my Direct Messenger platform on Twitter was suddenly flooded with white people — specifically — asking if I was okay. If I was doing alright mentally and emotionally.
When the messages first started coming in I answered I was fine, I hadn’t yet heard what had happened. And then almost immediately Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor were murdered.
And I wasn’t okay. I was fucking terrified and utterly traumatized. …
Do you have any idea how many brain cells it takes to be a content creator? When I say “content creator” I am not just talking about internet bloggers.
I am talking about Journalists, Writers, Movie Producers, Television Producers, Anchors, basically anyone and everyone that is in the arena of “creating content” for other human beings to consume through their eyes or ears.
It’s a lot of bloody work, and that’s why the Oscars, Emmy’s, and the Academy Award were created. …
Do you see this girl? This girl was thirteen years old. She was at a Backstreet Boy concert, her first real concert when she heard the news about a modeling agency looking for models.
So she went to the competition, and the guy in charge said she was too fat.
She had been learning to pose from her mom and her mom’s best friend, and she did everything she could to look like a real model. …
This might be a great post to read while you’re at home. Alone. While your children are asleep. Just a forewarning.
The people that know my story, I mean really know all the ins and the outs of my story, know that I have been raped a lot. I’ve been raped so many times that I should probably get a Guinness World Record — that is a terrible joke.
Sadly, I’m not entirely joking.
Growing up well into my twenties, my vagina was a come one come all for abusers. From boyfriends online, to boyfriends in real life, I punished…
Of the around 70 deaths attributed to the snow, ice and frigid temperatures nationwide, more than a dozen were people who perished in homes that had lost their heat. — ABC 13
While Ted Cruz was out in Cancun, people in his home state were freezing to death. To add insult to injury, the people of Texas are now expected to pay their electric and heating bill, at ten times what it normally costs.
Correct me if I am wrong, but where I come from, you’re only supposed to have to pay for services and goods that actually work. …
On my personal blog, I wrote about these two gigs I have coming up where I am going to be discussing my trauma, my creative journey, my mental health, and cannabis use. Those are the four topics my two speeches are going to revolve around, and I am fucking terrified.
I am terrified because I am not just talking to random strangers about my experience, I am getting paid to talk about my experience to random strangers.
That means it is now my job to talk to random strangers about my life experiences and traumas.
Who the fuck let that…
I haven’t masturbated in over a year, except once when my period cramps were particularly bad.
This is a result of opening up to the world and sharing my story in 2018 of being sexually abused and viciously physically tortured for years.
For more than twenty years of my life, I was sexually assaulted, raped, beaten, kidnapped, and tortured at various times in my life who believed that I did not deserve to have autonomy over my body. I’ve written about it before, and I’ve even talked about it before on podcasts, but it is never easy.
It is never…
What the hell does stretching have to do with mental health?
On the day that I start making money from Loud Mouth Brown Girl, and on the day that I am able to hire my first batch of writers, each of their contracts is going to state that at least once every ninety minutes, they get up off their asses and take a break.
If I am allowed to do so, I will get up only to refill my coffee cup, and depending on how full my oversized coffee cup is, to begin with, this can take me anywhere between…
Before I became a “blogger”, let alone someone who wants to be seen as a professional blogger, I honestly didn’t know anyone who writes the way that I do.
I am not just talking about passionately and with dedication, I am talking about the topics that I talk about.
Surround Yourself With People Who Know Your Experience.
This is huge because we in the Black community do not talk about addiction, mental health, sexual abuse, racism, and life after trauma. That’s a throwback to the days of enslavement when our ancestors would be sexually abused.
They didn’t know how to…