You are a writer, so write. I will never tire of saying this. What I will leave you with as this series closes is just that—write. Be willing to stand on what you believe in, what you know, what you want to know more about—and … Continue reading The Burden Of The Pen: “Here Is What I Have To Say…”
Writers are people. We have emotions, thoughts, biases, hangups and issues. Sometimes the hardest thing—especially now!—as the world is spinning towards the sun that we don’t know what to say. Or what to write. Being known as a writer (especially in the social media age) … Continue reading The Burden Of The Pen: “I Don’t Know What to Say…”
1990s R&B will have you thinking Anyone would love To be chosen by you it would have you thinking that every man that has lost you is somewhere with a pen and a paper crying as he remembers your face the curve of your back … Continue reading 30 DAYS OF JAYE-DAY 28: When Zhane Sang Sending My Love
I find it funny when men say that I’m bitter. I’m not bitter, I’m tired I’m tired of having my time played with, my body use my heart exposed my body betrayed– I’m not bitter, I’m tired. I’m tired of the assumption being that “I’m … Continue reading 30 DAYS OF JAYE-DAY 27: Ain’t No Lemonade
Something that I miss…that is really complex! But the one thing I miss is waking up next to someone that I really want to wake up to. I miss sharing a bed! I am a serial monogamist–for all of my sexual power and nature. I … Continue reading 30-DAY WRITING CHALLENGE (2022)-DAY 24
Last year, I was in a very different place than I am now. I can say that all of 2021 was more eye-opening that I thought it would be. As cliche as that is, it is true. Last year I was grieving the end of … Continue reading What Is Love?
For those of you whom are following me on TikTok (especially @whatjayesaid/jayesaidwhat) will know that I was been toying with the idea of starting a Patreon again. This time, I am creating a Patreon solely for anti-racism essays and think pieces. Oh, yes, this is … Continue reading So….I Am Doing A Thing. Again.
Note: This poem is from the collection Thoughts In A Pandemic, available on Amazon. Running and saving This is all which can Be done. The saving of time And lives and money All as tears of frustration come As sunrises do. Running and saving, This … Continue reading 30 DAYS OF JAYE: Running & Saving
When you begin any type of social justice work, activism or diversity training, you have to understand how often these words will come up! You have to understand that inclusion, equality and equity are going to mean different things to different people! As cliched as … Continue reading #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge-Week 6 (2021)
Do I think love is a lie? No. Do I think everyone deserve it? Yes. Do I think everyone finds it? No. In this season of my life, am I still a hopeless romantic? I would have to say I’m not. I’m cautious. I am … Continue reading When I Think To Hope To Love Again…