Legion

I am not one. …never One. I am many. I am a legion. I am never alone. Never powerless. Never without resource or option. I never run out or get empty. I have wings on backorder. Magicians on speed dial. Forces to recon with. Negotiations in 1000 tongues on my behalf. My path is easy … Continue reading Legion

On Love

One thing I know for sure is that Love always finds me. Love is a gift, a budding blooming flower. Hormone induced. The great illusion and the greatest joy. The truest teacher. The little death. Inexplicable and imperfect. Divine. Temporary and cyclical. And my heart is as open as the sky. Continue reading On Love

Touch It

“Sex is my spirituality.” In the half of an episode that I watched of “Girlfriends”, I remember the character Lynn making this confession during a monologue. I stored the message, and never needed to watch the show again. It just made sense to me this week. Since I stopped being a Christian, I’ve released the stigma … Continue reading Touch It

They Called Me Olivia Pope (Part II): 11 Things I’ve Learned as a Priestess

Yes yes, yall! Today is the 2nd anniversary of my initiation as an Obatala priestess!! If you are new to You Are The Truth, or need a refresher, you can click here to learn all about my year-long initiation process of wearing white in the Ifa/Lucumi faith. I am proud that the article on my iyawo … Continue reading They Called Me Olivia Pope (Part II): 11 Things I’ve Learned as a Priestess

Encroachment on All Sides: Dispossessing the Black Woman of Her Body and Property Rights (Guest Post)

      It was one part ingeniousness and two parts depravity. As simple as moving a comma in a sentence. Once the initial conquest had subsided there was really no need to restrain with violence. The captors had been co-opted into the subjugation. In a clear and unambiguous motion, Blacks were enlisted as co-conspirators … Continue reading Encroachment on All Sides: Dispossessing the Black Woman of Her Body and Property Rights (Guest Post)