The Deep Dark Hole

What do you do when you fall into the deep, dark hole that is called depression? I feel like I’m drowning and the sad part is I have just about lost the will to reach out for help. I’m tired of always feeling like I have to choose between rocks and hard places. No matter…

The Original Man vs The Man

Written by my son- Hassan Rauf Mohommed (Brandon J. Gainor) The Original Man vs The Man I’m all alone. I’m on my own standing in the rain. Nobody to lean on and no shoulder to cry on. I’m begging God to please take away the pain from my brain as another black man is slain…

My Son

Today is perhaps one of the hardest days I have ever had in my life. I received news that I had been dreading to hear after a long year of praying, waiting and crying. My son, Brandon, has been in jail ever since August 2, 2017. I remember the day that I got the call…

Mental Health Awareness 2018

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I am going to share my story.  There is no need to be nor am I ashamed.  It’s time to end the stigma of having a mental health disorder. My mental health issues began when I was 16 years old.  I was a naïve teenager going through a […]

SGxSO

Did that grab your attention? It stands for Serve God by Serving Others. I am spreading the word about this Gofundme campaign that I’ve started. Quita Maven is a young lady here in Newport News, VA, trying to get on her feet. She just moved into an apartment and she literally has no furniture, no…

Hampton Pride Fest 2018

I was happy to have my daughter join me at Pride Fest this year. She makes me so proud to be her mom!

Pain Defined

Pain noun 1. physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury. 2. careful effort; great care or trouble. (Pain Google) Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. (Mayo…

Pain Storm

I can feel the beginnings of a fibromyalgia flare up, a.k.a a pain storm.  I woke up feeling like I had had absolutely no sleep and my muscles were as tight as a drum.  I stumbled my way into the bathroom as if I were drunk.  My sinuses were stuffy and my mouth was dry…