A few weeks ago, I was admitted to the hospital and told I was likely having a heart attack. Fortunately, this wasn't the case. It was critically low potassium that caused my symptoms, but after spending three days in the the hospital I've had a serious wake-up call in regards to my health and my …
For white folks, like myself, who are sitting at home wondering what we can do to truly make a difference… well, ths post lays it out. No excuses. No more empty words. Let’s get to work.
I don’t want to hear “I can’t believe this.”
I want you to read upon the history you’ve had the privilege to ignore.
I don’t want your opinions or thoughts.
I want you to listen to the Black experiences you’ve chosen to forget.
I don’t want your #BLM Instagram story reposts.
I don’t want your passive Twitter likes.
I want you to follow Black tragedies as much as you follow Black trends.
I don’t want to vindicate your white guilt. It’s yours to reconcile.
I want you to check your racist parents and call out your apathetic white friends (especially when there are no people of color there) without expecting a pat on the back.
I don’t want your tears. I have plenty of those.
I want you to check in…
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Let's talk about why All Lives Matter is dismissive, wrong, and racist.
Wow! It’s such an honor to be featured among the fine list of international authors in Susan Toy’s latest series of author promotions. Thank you, Susan! I urge everyone to please check out Susan’s amazing blog and to visit all the talented authors she has featured. Of course, while you’re there, don’t forget to check out Susan’s books, all of which I have read and would highly recommend.
Hello, I’m Tricia Drammeh, author of multicultural fantasy, young adult paranormal, and contemporary fiction. I live in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband, children, and adorable animals. When I’m not writing, I can usually be found with a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.
I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love reading. Books have always been my life. I read a wide variety of genres, which probably explains why the books I write vary so greatly. My favorites include J.K. Rowling, Anne Rice, Maeve Binchy, Joleene Naylor, Maegan Provan, Amy Metz, Jodi Picoult, and many, many more!
In lieu of more personal information, I decided instead to include this recent post from Tricia Drammeh’s blog:
My husband and I took a walk along a local wooded trail on Saturday. A windstorm earlier in the week had stripped most…
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I’m supposed to summit a piece for writer’s group on Tuesday but I can’t think of a single thing to write. Poetry? A short story? A brief essay? Do I go through some of my old writing and clean something up? That kind of feels like cheating, since I’ve haven’t written anything in so long. …