Victims of Racial Profiling are in Fight or Flight Mode in Public Spaces, And It’s Exhausting

A Racist incident at Meijer, and how personal identity is helping the victim overcome traumaPhoto by Rostyslav Savchyn on Unsplash‘The injustice that is racial profiling leaves the victim feeling unsafe and vulnerable,’ I thought, recalling my friend Lankeu’s recount of fear, helplessness, and the urge to run, although he knew he was innocent. Entranced by the intensity … Continue reading Victims of Racial Profiling are in Fight or Flight Mode in Public Spaces, And It’s Exhausting

He was forty, I was nine

Confined, we grew closer; a quarantine chroniclePhoto by Brett Jordan on UnsplashStaring,Yesterdays blend into ‘morrowsUncertain, in the shadowsHe was forty, I was nineWe both filled our teacupsWith chocolates, and wineVacant,Dinner table, and memoriesWish for vibrancy, drowned in caloriesHe was forty, I was nineWe cranked up the musicA jig, to dreams enshrinedVideo games,Controlled, in controlOf the moment, … Continue reading He was forty, I was nine

I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away

I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties AwayChildren have a life too, and their mental health mattersPhoto by Solen Feyissa on UnsplashNews of Melbourne’s second lock-down increased my children’s Covid-19 induced anxiety, requiring parenting creativity in how we dealt with it. With trembling lips, our 5-year-old put down his dinner spoon, stared teary eyed at … Continue reading I’m Helping my Children Celebrate Their Covid-19 Anxieties Away