1. Violence is a major issue in our lives. We are aware of violence against women because of the undeniable systemic and historical beliefs that cause men and women to believe that violence and abusive interactions and relationships are a normal part of life, the violence and abuse most often being inflicted upon the woman as and ‘weaker sex’
I recently have been thinking about this in the context of the predominantly mutually violent relationships that I hear about from peers and clients and peeps I interact with and it really troubles me. I am still not sure about how I feel about this issue, what do you all think?
2. In the 90’s I wanted to be Lauryn Hill. Songs like manifest, ex-factor, Selah spoke to my teen-aged self and I felt her humanity, her love, her dopeness and it was love at first sight. Things changed sharply a while ago and I have relished in her moments of clarity (remember So High??) and have hoped that things would turn around. Sigh. Sister Lauryn is going through some things. One can only assume mental health implications, bad business management, roller coaster relationships, weight-of -the-world expectitions and I am sure you can list others. I hope she get’s what she needs and can live comfortably with her family after she sorts out these legal issues.
3. Addfyahandstir is in full support of our brothers and sisters at the Grenada Goat Dairy Farm. Why yes I DO BELIEVE in a healthy life. In a healthy planet. That ALL children and families should have the opportunity to grow and eat healthy, nutritious organic food for their own use and for our local markets. I also have a feeling many of our fyah stirrers feel the same way. Make a donation! spread the word! We can do it! Kickstarter projects can be pretty awesome.
Have a great weekend!