Below is a post I wrote on 06/13. I wrote it when Rayshard Brooks was murdered. I wanted to try and point out the difference of experience I had when I was about his age as a white man at a Stone Mountain Krytal maybe 30 minutes from where he was. I went down thereContinue reading “I fell asleep in a drive thru once. I’m thankful I get to write about it.”
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That Time Candace Owens Appropriated my Culture
“I figured out the problem yeah the problem is you. You didn’t see us comin’ now there’s nothin’ you can do. Times are gonna change, change or step aside. It’s out point of view that took you by surprise. Actions could erase all the fear that we suffer. People segregated no one understands each other.Continue reading “That Time Candace Owens Appropriated my Culture”
Are you starting to get this yet?
My first arrest came at 19, the summer I graduated high school. Disorderly Conduct and Underage Possession of Alcohol by a Minor. A Sunday sunrise game of crabapple baseball resulted in 5 cop cars showing up for 4 of us. One of the officers didn’t quite fit in with the good ‘ol boy routine theyContinue reading “Are you starting to get this yet?”
My Thoughts on Monuments and Flags
I’m sure if I looked I could find family flags fought under on all sides going back thousands of years. I know I had family on both sides of the civil war. Those wars are over and they aren’t my wars to fight. However, I get to learn how to honor my family by notContinue reading “My Thoughts on Monuments and Flags”
Reconciling the shame of my own privilege and finding a path to recovery
I spent a little over a year working at a clinic located in Southwest Atlanta. Overall I worked about 9 years with patients from all around Atlanta. During that time my eyes opened more and more to the crooked systems we all suffer from at the end of the day. But I couldn’t see itContinue reading “Reconciling the shame of my own privilege and finding a path to recovery”
Welcome to my blog!
Welcome to Thoughts on Healing Hearts. I wanted to start a blog to better express my own experiences of ups and downs in life and my journey in recovery. With all that is going on I feel like now is a better time than ever to take time to understand one another’s personal experiences inContinue reading “Welcome to my blog!”