Dear Kadija

Dear Kadija (aka, Black African in Libya), I am sorry. My heart shatters into a thousand pieces at every remembrance of you. I cannot forget you, because I look exactly like you. I am so sorry. I am sorry that it took a CNN report of the live auction of you in 2017 for the […]

Where Do I Find Pause?

Beep beep beep beeeppppppppp. Beep beep beep beeeppppppppp. I crack heavy eyelids open enough to hit snooze. What the heck—I decide to hit off. In fact. I fall back asleep. One. Full. Hour. Later. My eyes fly open. Heart racing in panic! It’s 7am–situation salvageable but not great. Can’t believe I just did that–AGAIN! Hubby […]

I Have Enough

334 days and counting. By year-end, all 365 days. Paused. Stopped. A fast of sorts. A year in which I spent a total of $10 on clothing for myself. And that $10, only because I got excited at the marketplace fundraiser for The Peoples Foundation for Sierra Leone, a non-profit I’m on the Board for, […]