Question: I’m working on a proposal related to drug and substance abuse that will benefit women, youth, and girls. I need innovative methods to add to what I already have. Where can I find this information? That’s a great question! … Continue reading →
As I started submitting fewer and fewer posts to The Activist’s Muse, a blog I published through The Fruition Coalition for about year, I also started to think about preserving what I had written so that I would have a way to recant those moments in my old age. So with a bit of sadness for what has ended, at least for now, but also with great optimism for what is to come in the future, I have put together The Best of The Activist’s Muse, an archive of the blog’s highlights from 2012 to 2013.
I sometimes think that I was happier when I was depressed. I recently found a journal from 2006 and 2008, with an almost two-year gap in-between. The pages contained subtle and not so subtle expressions of sadness, rage, loss, obsession, … Continue reading →
Writing is a solitary enterprise and that, overall, suits me just fine. After a day at work surrounded by other people, love them though I may, I long for some time alone where I can think, reflect, and just be … Continue reading →
I have been writing online in one form or another since 1998. I recall developing my first website in my West Philadelphia apartment. It was simply and aptly titled ‘Utopia.’ Having long harboured the dream of publishing a magazine, online media presented an opportunity for me to share my ideas without the resources that would be necessary to publish well in print.
Since then, I have started, and failed to maintain, three blogs — all focused on one specific topic, one particular aspect of my interests and ideations. The most successful of these was The Activist’s Muse which I published, both regularly and sporadically, for about three years. More recently I published the Whole Happy and Healthy blog, which focused on emotional wellness.
And now, I am going to publish everything in one place — right here! It makes sense to simplify and streamline my work, particularly because I have not succeeded in maintaining my prior blogs as steadfastly as I had aspired. But more importantly, it is also indicative of my maturation and realization that I can and should exist, both offline and on, as a whole person — all of me — rather than sharing one piece here and another, somewhat separate piece there.
This blog will be a place for me to share all of my future writing, that which doesn’t quite fit thematically into other established channels, and that which is personal, unfinished, raw, and unapologetic. I will also use this space to share those polished pieces that appear elsewhere on the net, as well as to update readers on other projects in which I am involved.
Thank you for being here with me, for listening to me, and for sharing this small piece of the planet with me.
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