Early this month we saw it rear its ugly when a Univision host Rodner Figueroa -- who is gay and should know better -- said on the air that our our fierce and gorgeous First Lady Michelle Obama looked like a cast member of the Planet of the Apes. He laughed. And laughter was heard in the background. Then a few hours later he was fired.
When I heard about the incident, tears welled up. I was hurt. I can't help but be hurt for black women and young girls who watch his show. For me. For each other. The non-Black Latinos are also maimed by his derogatory comments. Everyone is affected when acts of violence happen--the perpetrator, his target and the collateral damage--the witnesses.
Tomorrow's Spring Equinox arrives in a rare cosmic event with a Supermoon + Solar eclipse. The earth will be bathed in powerful healing energy. Use this time to renew, reset + rejuvenate. Spring Equinox is a time when day and night - light and dark -- are equal.
Whenever you are stuck, emotionally, physically, spiritually, creatively-- with me or someone -- I ask myself these two questions. These queries are powerful because I am automatically centered and become the observer of me. Spirit moves through me and I can find answers to questions I did not even know I had.
... "I'm only interested in people engaged in a project of self-transformation..."
This beautiful artwork with the even more gorgeous musings on love by the extraordinary Susan Sontag is available for purchase. Proceeds benefit a foundation supporting women writers, A Room of Her Own.