Author: terri

writing prompt: Before I was born

writing prompt: Before I was born

I was borne on winds of change April showers comedy on a couple of beautiful churchgoing souls Bold, my father was grey his eyes, red brown his hair skin in chocolate-drenched sunlight He opened eyes wide at the wide delicate smile of my delicate mother before she was my mother. She stood straight upright, unbowed, […]

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Making arrangements to be a badass old

Making arrangements to be a badass old

I talked a bit about the fact that, while I am certainly inspired by the fantastic Black moms who are getting fit and taking care of themselves, lots of whom are rather religion-based, I realise that there must be a place on the internet where a blissfully child-free agnostic- leaning atheist – can work some Black woman magic and perhaps inspire a few other like-bodied, like-minded folks.

refined sugar, banished

refined sugar, banished

On Thursday January 7, I just said no to refined sugar. No cookies, candies, etc. Soft drinks aren’t a problem for me. Sugar addiction and emotional eating are. I was feeling sick and awful. Bloated, in pain. Rampant asthma. Out of control. Stupid and sad. Not the good kind of older. My asthma (should say […]