3 Layers and a Brassiere
By Michelle e. Brown
I’m not worried about the cold
The frigid wind from the north
Signaling the end of autumn.
I’m not worried about the change of season
Snow covering the remnants of pollenthat made me sneeze
I’ve got three layers and a brassiere
To keep me warm.
The winter winds signal the change
Herald the beginning
A change of season
A wave of emotions.
Gatherings of days gone by
Joy tinged with melancholy
Families spread out
Ancestral hearths abandoned
I’m not worried about winter’s chill
I have three layers and a brassiere
To keep my body warm
But my hearth
(Big thanks to Gwen Rapoport for the inspiration)
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WE’RE BACK ON THE AIR & KEEPING IT REAL
BLOGTALKRADIO “Can We Talk for REAL”
When you hear “HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP” what do you think. Let me guess..We don’t fight much! We seldom go out without each other! We seldom now have sex! My partner does not want company at the house! I wish she wouldn’t nag so much! If any of these you say in your head..or you have said out loud.
Join us as we speak with Dr. Anthony Oltean as he defines HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. Listen and find out how healthy your relationship is or it isn’t? Join Terry Boi Adams, Ina Anthony and Me Michelle Brown as we begin November talking healthy relationships in a relationship and friendships.
Call in 347-214-8985 and Press 1 if you would like to talk. Show time is 9:30 pm central time/ 10:30 eastern time
It was suggested that this might be a good time to repost this so here you are:
“So how are we going to get from here to there- to the day when we no longer have to say “It gets better” because it is better?
It’s going to take more than just talking about it. So here are five things, I believe,if we each do, again and again over the next five years will get us to that mountain top.
Michelle’s Five steps to Equality
1. Be OUT – not just at the clubs or in the safe places like at PRIDE but over the fence in your back yard talking to your neighbors, at community meetings, in church, at work. When you here a mis-speak about our community set the record straight. Be OUT about things other than LGBT issues – Don’t let politicians pigeon hole you to only LGBT debates. Yes we want marriage equality but we want good schools, paved streets, jobs, good government the same thing as every citizen.
2. Touch five people – it doesn’t have to be strangers. Go for the low hanging fruit – those friends and family who say they love and support you and ask them to be warriors for YOUR equality. To not laugh when they hear the “gay” joke or sit silently when someone makes a homophobic or ignorant remark about our lives. Ask them to be a “Warrior for Your Equality” and shut the bigotry down.
3. VOTE – Vote at every election. We are not turning out to vote and look at what has happened. Those who want to take away our rights show up at each and every election. Look at North Carolina. We are waiting for the big dance in November and/or every four years while they are showing up each and every time, and are filling up the legislative dance card. If we don’t start coming out to the polls when the big dance gets here only the ugly dancers like Mitt will be left on the dance floor.
4. Be self- sufficient. We have entrepreneurs, artists and money in our community. Support our businesses. Support our organizations. If they don’t want to hire us or are ready to fire us for being gay then it’s time we start taking our time, talent and treasures and investing it in our own.
5. Teach the children! Teach the children! Teach the children! Children aren’t born with hate. Teach the children the value of each and every person. Teach the children the beauty of diversity. When the daughter of a lesbian couple I know started school she talked about her family. A little boy commented that she couldn’t have a family because she needed a father and that two mommies couldn’t make a baby because “you need sperm.” She looked at him and said “you can buy that.” And from that day on the entire schools perspective on family changed. Six years later – a family is a family. Teach the children our lives, our loves, our families are just that our lives, our loves, our families – nothing more nothing less
I have a dream this and every day that we will all one day live in a nation where we will not be judged by what makes us different or who we love but by the content of our character and what ultimately makes us all the same – our humanity.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WEARS NO MASK EVEN on HALLOWEEN!BOO
So Halloween night after you have taken the little ones Trick or Treating join us for the last night in October where we will end the month still talking about DOMESTIC VIOLENCE in the LGBT Community. It may be the last day in this month that it is suppose to be talked about and recognized but we will not let this topic rest it will be back. Here is your last chance to talk about it this month. It will not go away. If you are a victim or a friend of a victim you need to be present. Get some important information that could arm you in helping your friend, family member or yourself. Stop! Listen and Speak Out! Join Teresa Adams, Ina Anthony, Michelle Brown and other guest as we talk, shout and scream about domestic violence in our community. You should not be afraid, because you are not alone. Call in at 10:30 est/9:30cst dial 347-215-8985.
THE NEXT VICTIM COULD BE YOU! OR ARE YOU ALREADY A VICTIM AND DIDN’T KNOW IT? Join us.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WEARS NO MASK EVEN on HALLOWEEN!
DEBATES ARE OVER. Now Let’s talk about what’s really at stake for the LGBT community with the elections on November 6, 2012
Join Ina Anthony, Teresa Adams and me, Michelle E. Brown, and Editor of Windy City Times Tracy Baim as we discuss, What Will happen to the LGBT Community if we don’t take a stand and let our voices be heard through our VOTE. We will continue where the debates left off.
Call in October 24th at 9:30CST/10:30 EDT to 347-215-8985. If you want to be really informed…..CALL and be heard