black angel moms, grief & loss, Trying to figure this all out

Mother’s Day Moxie

photo by: Dazzle-Jam. SO much power in this photo! Moxie! Last weekend was International Bereaved Mother’s Day.  A time to honor the identity of “mother” that so many loss moms/angel moms want to claim, but from which they feel barred.  Such is the nature of what is commonly known as disenfranchised loss. Losses like these… Continue reading Mother’s Day Moxie

7 Gems - You're Welcome, grief & loss, Trauma of it all, Trying to figure this all out

Shifting Ground: Finding Footing in Times of Uncertainty

Welp! We’re in a pandemic. Can you believe it?! It all seems so surreal sometimes… things seem normal-ish, but then weird asf the moment you step outside your home.  I know a lot of people had high hopes for 2020. Maybe you were hoping for a reset of some sort; a new way of ushering… Continue reading Shifting Ground: Finding Footing in Times of Uncertainty

7 Gems - You're Welcome, grief & loss, Trying to figure this all out

Preying & Playing on Insecurities: The Problem with Wellness Rhetoric

photo by @attosfotograficos Recently I attended and tabled at an event targeting mental health awareness. I provided info about my practice, as well as information about pregnancy & infant loss awareness (#PAILAwareness) month, and shared some information about Black Angel Mom. In talks with another person tabling, I was on the receiving end of this… Continue reading Preying & Playing on Insecurities: The Problem with Wellness Rhetoric

#BAMsCreate, black angel moms, grief & loss, Trying to figure this all out

#BAMsCreate2019: BAM Keisha

As we round out this #PAILAwareness month on our last week of October, I want to highlight another Black Angel Mom out here doing AMAZING things! Her debut book is about to be released soon and she has graciously agreed to share a snippet with you. Her book titled, From Three Heartbeats to One: A… Continue reading #BAMsCreate2019: BAM Keisha

#BAMsCreate, black angel moms, grief & loss, Trauma of it all

#BAMsCreate2019: BAM Sasha

Let me tell y'all something; BAM's are out here doing AMAZING THINGS!!! Losing a child is a horrible experience that often is unparalleled in terms of the amount of pain it causes. In the face of that pain, we are out here creating, continuing to live, working, supporting, processing, and healing. For this 4th week… Continue reading #BAMsCreate2019: BAM Sasha

7 Gems - You're Welcome, grief & loss, Trauma of it all, Trying to figure this all out

Solo Dolo: Feeling Alone in Grief

No one seems to understand. No one cares about my experience.  No one, not even my partner or family, feels the depth of this pain.  The world just keeps on spinning. Everyone just keeps on living… yet I’m stuck feeling like I’m screaming in the dark and no one can hear me. Does this sound… Continue reading Solo Dolo: Feeling Alone in Grief

grief & loss, Laugh through the pain, Parenting Afterwards/The Aftermath, Trying to figure this all out

Decision Point: I got time TODAY!

Photo by: @Khaparazzi I’ve got a story for y’all… So a few weekends back, my spouse, myself, and our son are by our pool grilling.  It’s Memorial Day weekend so lots of folx are out enjoying the weather and water. I’m minding my business, getting my grill-master on and feeling pretty damn proud of myself… Continue reading Decision Point: I got time TODAY!