I’m a butterfly having a human experience as a woman who presents Black
I’m also an empath, a highly sensitive person (HSP), and an INFJ, which is to say: My feelings slice deep. Caring like I do overwhelms me. And injustice and wickedness against anyone leave pieces of my heart caught in my throat every time.
The right friendships add sweetness and value to our lives
Having friends who add more value than they steal is like enjoying a thick slice of freshly baked sourdough bread with a generous layer of salted Kerry Gold butter and a smattering of local Wildflower honey. Dessert anyone?!
And there are at least four types of valuable friendships to cultivate:
As long as we choose to objectify ourselves, human male “pigs” will win and women will continue to be victimized
A lot of men suck.
And let me be absolutely clear on this point: I don’t give three rats’ behinds if a woman is naked in front of a man. If she hints at or says NO, it’s criminal for any man to victimize her sexually. Full stop.
As an out of the womb minimalist, I’ve been decluttering my whole life.
But lately, I’ve been even more ruthlessly removing clothes, shoes, books, digital files that don’t serve who I am today. This even extends to people, including family and friends, I don’t love or respect.