An Excerpt from the E-Book, “The Therapeutic Alliance Handbook”

The following excerpt is from Traycee Truth's e-book, the Therapeutic Alliance Handbook."Usually, it is customary to begin an essay/journal of this sort of measure with a precise definition regarding whiteness, yet what are the intersectionalities of this concept? Within most contemporary and progressive circles, it is assumed that the cultural group I belong to should … Continue reading An Excerpt from the E-Book, “The Therapeutic Alliance Handbook”

Broken Tree

I will never know your happiness History only saved your pain Sleeping Ancestor, When we meet Will I represent your dreams, Or your shame? Ancestors tell me Where you sleep Where does your soul lie Do you laugh? Or do you weep Is there a home for you That I can keep Is there a … Continue reading Broken Tree

Song of Harvest

She’s so relaxed. That hazy daydream of myself that I conjure, praying on her to materialize any day now. She doesn’t exist apart from me, but she’s so far in the future, that it almost seems impossible to reach her sometimes. What does she have that I don’t? Where I long for excess, she is … Continue reading Song of Harvest

Nine Phases: Black Women Crying in the Bathroom

Take initiative - Okay here I go! I did it. Oh I did it slightly wrong...a different way? I didn’t do it right? Oops. Let me learn. Give me another chance? Teach me so I can grow.... “No”.  Gets belittled, screamed at, no empathy, no sympathy, everything you did right before gets stomped on. “Stupid Black … Continue reading Nine Phases: Black Women Crying in the Bathroom

Spots on the Rug

The House. The Red One. Right there on Macdonough. You can leave me on the corner, I’m fine. I live at the address, but the house isn’t mine.   The rules of ownership are entitled to the mother, the sister, the dogs, the roaches, the mice, the boyfriend, the nephew. My own entitlement is my … Continue reading Spots on the Rug

The School System is Failing Black Students

Throughout American History systems have been built up to bring down Black people in many ways. Some of these systems have been legal and widespread, being used across the nation. One of these being the school's systems. As a result of redlining American education has purposely based school districts in areas that would give certain … Continue reading The School System is Failing Black Students

Op-Ed: The Role of Black Women in the Fight to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Women have often been given the short end of the stick when it comes to equal rights, and it is no secret that African Americans are still prejudiced against to this day. The unique experience of being apart of both of these marginalized communities is one that is too often overlooked. The voices of Black … Continue reading Op-Ed: The Role of Black Women in the Fight to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Birmingham Burning

I’ve foreseen spirits, visitations of death, fire eating off sheeted breath, Sometimes I see the outline of God’s back turned to me Wretched hands stroke the lynch knot and bear the karma of the lost little girls There was no good outcome, I was born as wood, a lit match splitting open the four wounds, … Continue reading Birmingham Burning

Oppression Expression: Answering Zora Neale and Mother Lorde

Reading Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde led me to question myself about the stance I take on activism. These writers represent two polar ideals of being that I have struggled to find identification with. Zora Neale, my humanist hero who finds that everyone should enjoy being in her company, and Audre, my radical writer … Continue reading Oppression Expression: Answering Zora Neale and Mother Lorde

Botham Jean: When Your Politics Present a Challenge

Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison on October 1st, 2019 for the murder of Botham Jean on September 6th, 2018. The murder of Black folks by the hands of officers is nothing new. What made this case extremely peculiar was that he was murdered in his own home. Guyger, apparently, thought that … Continue reading Botham Jean: When Your Politics Present a Challenge