Category Politics

Yesterday came suddenly.

Yesterday came suddenly.  These same men who boast about grabbing our bodies. Who stare at them under fluorescent lights. That wasn’t enough for these men. They needed more ways to strip us. Unravel us further. They could take what they wanted already but now they needed to take what is ours. Our bodies behind closed […]

Oh Kaptain, My Kaptain

There has been a lot said about Colin Kaepernick. I will admit, when I first saw the headline I made an audible sound of disgust and told my little sister he already had spent plenty of time on the 49ers bench. We were lying in bed and I was just about to go to sleep. […]

For All:

It has always been important to vote, but in my lifetime, I have never had such a compelling reason to do so than I do now. We live in a country where there is a 3 strikes/life sentence policy for drugs and not rape. Where the gun used to murder Trayvon Martin (listed by the […]

Before I sink // Ear down to the ground

Over the last 28 years I have seen hundreds of bands. Music has always been a dear friend to me and from a young age the majority of my spending money has been spent on paying my respects in person.  I’ve gone to shows with friends, with my sisters, with my boyfriends, with my cousins, […]

One Small Step for Man. One Giant Leap for Mankind.

In my Lyft carpool today the other passenger said he was from Canada and moved here with his wife two years ago. Our driver said he first moved here in 1967 after a stint at the Monterey Naval Academy. He said that was the year the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v.Virginia in which laws […]

Born in the US A.

There is a lot of controversy surrounding ‘American Sniper’ and whether or not Chris Kyle is a hero or a murderer. That is not what I took from his story. What I took away was the most accurate portrayal of PTSD I have seen in a film. I thought about his blood pressure when he […]

California deems Death Penalty ‘Unconstitutional’

Yesterday a Federal Judge deemed the death penalty ‘unconstitutional’. While many will see this as a victory for preserving the the sacred holiness that is human life, I want to remind you that some of those people deserve to die. In an age where one can commit first degree murder and serve (decades) less than […]