WE are at a pivotal moment in the history of the United States and dare I say, the World. What’s telling in this moment, is that among the deaths, wars and fighting we are not listening. We as a collective, have not learned the lessons of kindness and the spirit of love. As a follower of GOD, THE MOST HIGH I implore our world to search and live to “The Greater Good”!

Now, I am not advocating a life to selflessness that is moved by a sense of martyrdom. I am not invoking that we live like our sisters who…


This gift came in the form of punishment. Not from GOD, but from the cruelty of others. One thing I have learned in this life is that; Ms. Patti LaBelle was correct. Beauty buys what a child gets for free (from her song “Little Girls”). What if you are not what the world considers beautiful? What is your path to survive in a world that already treats Girls and Women less than?

There is a running joke among female and male comedians. There are four types of women that are friends; the pretty one, the smart one, the whore and…


Cancel Culture, being on social media in these times can expose you to some of the worst behaviors that can be experienced in the human psyche. Just like repeated blows to head can cause CTE and other neurological damage to the brain. The ability for duplicitous people to obscure their identity has led to some immense acts of cruelty. Cowards use to act in shadows, but they have been emboldened by the refueling of unabashed racism and hate.

Growing up in Mississippi, you learn the pecking order very quickly. Black people died because White people said, they didn’t know their…


In the times of great floods, natural and man-made disasters (Like this great pandemic COVID-19) we receive gifts. But unfortunately, because we feel such great pain and despair, we forget how to feel the joy. Lots of us have let this situation beat the joy & happiness right from the depths of our Collective Soul.

By this action, You are described as a lost soul, even though you live on earth. Some lost souls are ensnared by the perception of the power of money and possessions. Some souls that are lost, just gave up and jumped on the wheel of…


I would love to spare sharing the intensity of the Pain, but this is not the time to shelter you from the human experience. The experiences I have experienced are still frightful in the back of my mind. The feelings are akin to being shot in the Face and Fucked over at the same time. (Big Ouch!) This type of Pain can’t be numbed.

The Bottom of a Bottle won’t help. Drugs will not help and neither will Sleep. (Unless it’s Death) Even within this realm, I think the pain crosses over and travels with you. I think this type…


I remember when I discovered a lump in my breast the first time. I was living in Albany, NY. I was performing my self exams and I felt a small lump about the size of a dime. I was twenty-five years of age. I didn’t smoke and was very athletic. I scheduled an appointment with my internist, so we could work together to make sure this wasn’t (gasp) Breast Cancer. Dr. B. was really good and she would listen. We were a great team that worked to ensure I stayed healthy. So when I told her about the lump, at…


A Cancer Diagnosis is devastating, mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually and financially! This is why I had to ask my Children, Family, Friends, Co-Workers, Church and Community to pray for me. These are the life events that I have encountered with this diagnosis.

I received my diagnosis of Breast Cancer on July 21, 2015 at 6:28 PM. I was traveling to Charlotte, NC to conduct a Technology Development Seminar for the company, where I was employed. It would have been an in office consultation but, as a busy professional, I travel for work and I don’t like to miss or delay…


Don’t you love the sheer and utter hypocrisy of some men as they work to control women and their bodies. Let’s talk about some of the white and black men in so called positions of power. (We also call these folks the status quo.).

The selling of souls is great with them. Multiple wives and mistresses among them as they support a culture of rape and misogyny. (This is going to get hot and for some very uncomfortable.) First let us be very honest today, right now in this moment. We live in a male dominated and oriented society. It…


I have people in my life that have been severely damaged by abusive criticisms. For the people that don’t know the difference between giving a loving critique and hurtful criticism, here is a word for you.

Gentle correction comes with Love and is given to uplift and support the person it’s being given to. Usually this person, that has been introspective, will request a critique to help them improve and for accountability.

The conversation may go like this; Hello Sister 😊 I have been working on improving my health. I gave up sodas and started eating smaller portions. I started…


When I look over the stages of my life. I remember when there was another me. I was my eight year old me. (Let me warn you up front this is not suitable for children.) Living in a land filled with oppression and misogyny was very terrible for a child who’s a Daddy’s Girl. My Mummy said, I was too trusting. Wow, isn’t that just awful. Living in a place that Children are not safe and not being able to leave. …

Michelle The MydNite Writer

I have written poetry for many years. I write books for children too @ tmrcus.com. Just here on Medium expressing myself internally. Enjoy!

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