Monday, July 24, 2017, 2:27 AM i was warned. repeatedly. coming home was going to be strange. difficult. there would be a lot to unpack. it’s not that i disregarded the advice. it’s just that, like winter in Palestine, i did not truly understand it until i felt it. i have been living … Continue reading return to sender: one YAGM’s honest reflection of being back home
she walks down the hill making eye contact with no one, she practices the maneuvers she learned in Introverts 101 so long ago she listens to music and only shifts her eyes long enough from the ground to make sure she doesn’t run into anyone or thing this is how she has always walked from … Continue reading now you don’t
I have spent most of my days feeling inadequate. Hello. My name is Renee. If you’ve ever kept up with this blog then you know I haven’t blogged in like 2 months. I don’t know if that’s because I didn’t know what to say, I just didn’t feel like typing, the monotony of everyday life … Continue reading good enough.
February 1st rolled around like it always does, you know, how time does. That morning, I opened my Timehop, I do have a streak to maintain, and saw this staring at me: I saw this and chuckled to myself, for I am funny after all. And I thought, that maybe I could continue in this … Continue reading renee’s black history month
I haven’t written in about a month. I couldn’t seem to be able to find words or ideas or events to write about. My thoughts seem to have solidified into a solid mass, only able to shoot out quick quips and one-liners. So much has happened, is happening, and will continue to happen so … Continue reading in the shadow
26.1.2017 / 5:12 AM / Fajr – Pre-Dawn / Beginning I awaken for a moment. My official alarm, the first one that is, doesn’t officially go off until 6. But for a moment, like every morning, I am awakened. And I listen to that beautiful sound, the sound of the first call to prayer. The … Continue reading warning. danger.
disclaimer: this was sent as a newsletter. that is all. Hello Again Newsletter Receivers. It’s been two months since the last installation and I know you’re all brimming with anticipation. Or not. I can never assume someone’s feelings. Well, whether you’ve ben glued to your screens waiting for another update, or you could care less … Continue reading 1/1/17: New Year Newsletter