Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. — Charles R. Swindoll
Yes, I said this in my Hov voice. Anyhow I am Black Mermaid! That’s not my given name of course. I guess I should also state that I am not really a mermaid *insert gasp*, but I should be. Like everyone else, I am just a girl wading her way through this vast ocean we call life. This is a place for me to share my thoughts and feelings and also make connections with others who may be having similar experiences. This is a place for me to vent and not all of my thoughts and feelings will be popular or agreeable and that is okay. If you don’t like the shit I have to say then you are free to not follow. I can be super petty so if I feel so, I will argue back and other days I won’t feel bothered enough to do so.
I have many passions and career avenues, but writing is definitely at the top of my list of passions. In my every day life, I tend to be really private, but everyone needs an outlet to get things out, right? I never know what I’m going to write until I write it or something gets my emotions all riled up and I just need a release. I hope that you all enjoy what I share. Maybe some of you may be able to relate. Feel free to talk to me about things or even if you have subjects you want me to discuss reach out and let’s make it happen!
I should maybe open up about a few things first. While I am no mermaid, yes I am a black woman. I will write about things that plague me and women like me from time to time. This is not a space where non-POC will be able to talk over anyone else. Don’t get me wrong, I love everyone, but this is definitely a safe space for POC. However, I will not put up with the “fake woke” or hotep types. I am open to a variety of people and things. I love all things creative and I can find beauty a lot of times when others can’t. Sometimes you have to be willing to dig deep beyond all the superficial layers. I am a daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, and anything else you can think of. Most importantly, I am a Mother! I am not a perfect mom. I fuck up from time to time, but it’s all a learning process. Oh and fyi my favorite word is Fuck!!! If that word or any of the like offend you, please turn and walk the other way now!
I’ve been through all sorts of shit in life, some good and some really bad. I am sensitive and emotional. I am silly and sarcastic. I am creative and free-spirited. I am spiritual, but not religious. I meditate and read cards. My music playlist is as eclectic as I am. I can go from Classic Rock to Salsa, Blues to Pop, R &B baby making songs to straight up Gangsta Rap like that *insert finger snap here*.
I don’t fit in any one box and I like things that way! If I haven’t frightened you off at this point then I welcome you to stay and get to know each other. Share with your friends, interact with me. I like to know what everyone else is dealing with also!