Puppetmaster’s Burden – C. Streetlights

Puppetmaster’s Burden     They thought I’d be their puppet by pulling my strings and making me dance.   With each command across the stage (grotesquely shadowed by their hearts) I lit a match for every hoop and watched it burn instead.   They tried with earnest to set me right, and force me into [...]

Me – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Me – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

 Me I've always been different and I'll tell you why. I'm not afraid of the truth. I'm not afraid of being honest and raw and downright brutal with how I choose to hammer words out of my mouth. I'm not afraid to show myself without a designer label, without any coat of sugary bullshit. I'm [...]

To My Daughters, on International Women’s Day

  I know you’re scared; but I need you to know that it’s okay to be scared. I’m going to tell you something that I’ve wanted to tell you for a long time now. I have a secret: Being scared is a good thing. That excited sizzle in the air right before you get up [...]

The Power of Empowering | Embracing Balance

Let's lift each other up instead of tearing each other down. Source: The Power of Empowering | Embracing Balance