A Poem About My Body

Chest poked out. Butt sticking out. Lips puckered out. Confidence oozing out of my teenage frame.   Hips spread wide. Breasts sitting high. Eyes to the sky. Thank God for being 25!   I’s married now. Let eat at Mr. Chow’s. My stomach no longer growls. Happy Wife, Happy Life.   Two kids in. Hair…

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38 Life Lessons: The Birthday Blog Post

I turned 38 yesterday!! What better way to celebrate than to list 38 lessons Ive learnt (yes, learnt) so far. Here goes: It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. Don’t…

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Konfessions: My Name Is Gemise And I Have Abandonment Issues

“When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life. ” –Alexandra Katehakis Childhood When I was about 5, my father walked out on us. He just up and left his family and moved to another state. My father was someone I…

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The Blend Book

So. I recently read the book “Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family” by Mashonda Tifrere. Not familiar with Mashonda Tifrere? Well basically: Mashonda was married to rapper Swizz Beatz. They welcomed one son. They were married for 6 years. Towards the end of the marriage, Swizz Beatz began dating singer, Alicia…

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The Montell Williams Show

The infamous. Montell Williams Show. I appeared on the Montell Williams Show when I was 15 years old. The topic was about young girls and strained relationships with their mothers. How could we effectively communicate with our mothers and have better relationships moving forward. Visibly, I looked innocent and childish. I mean, technically, I was…

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Konfessions: “Who Are you?”

“Who Are You?” 2 years ago. As I sat in my therapists office. Staring blankly into the air. My therapist was awaiting a response from me. “Who are you?” She asked. I tried to think of something clever to say. Something that would sound good. Something funny. The way my therapist stared intently at me.…

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Happy Birthday Grandaddy Pat

  I was fortunate enough to have grown up with all four of my grandparents. We each had a unique bond, but I had an even closer bond with my paternal grandfather. Grandaddy Pat. My Grandaddy Pat had dark, smooth skin. He used Noxzema every day and made sure he had cherry chapstick in his…

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Konfessions: Journey to 135

Steps on scale. Scale reads 154 pounds. I look on in horror! “Nah, Cant be…” This scale obviously hasn’t been calibrated in a long time. Steps off scale. Shakes scale. Replaces battery. Steps back on scale. Butt naked. Scale still reads 154. For the first time in my life, I’m appalled by my weight increase. I mean. Yeah…

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