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Open to Interpretation

The other night I was reading the Bible when I came across a real banger* of a passage about justice. Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. – Isaiah 10:1-2 This led to me just now letting my mind wander...

Getting OLDER? Keep cozy, Friends.

I have never resented aging. But the way that society and the media handles it…? If you listen to their noise, you could very well get a complex. ‘Round these parts, the stench of the media’s latest agist disaster is still in the air. Every now and then on Twitter, someone seems stunned when a woman’s face has barely changed after 20+ years of being an adult. (Psssst! Forty-something isn’t that...

Alopecia, anyone?

As an adult, in some small way, I’ve probably always had an issue with hair loss. In 2018, I was under a lot of work-related stress. I remember that back then, a space that was nearly the size of a quarter in diameter cleared out completely. Luckily, while on the job, I hid my hairless territory via a hairstyle involving a faux ponytail. But before that time, that section of my head had been a...

Losing Lisa LaFlamme: Familiar Territory

In case you’ve missed the news over the past week or so, here’s a nugget for you. Here in Canada, Lisa LaFlamme, the anchor of CTV News’ 11PM broadcast, was dismissed. Since it was first released, this story has become international news: In the United States, People and The Hollywood Reporter have published their own summaries of what happened. The last time I checked Google, stories have also...

Statement of Faith

These days, some Christians seem to favor people and practices that are downright evil over Jesus Christ himself. In light of that trend, I felt the need to say something. On this site, in the past, I’ve freely discussed my faith. I’m making room to do so again, in case I feel moved to make a habit out of it in the future. And I wanted to make a declaration about the type of Christian that I am...

Mind Your (Fake) Meat

I’m not a vegan, but I’ve bought meat alternatives before. I remember the first time I purchased some Beyond Meat Burgers, I googled every unrecognizable ingredient. People made comments about these foods being highly processed, but I ignored them. I’ve gotten a kick out of how closely some pretend meats resemble the real thing. And I still know which of my grocery store’s nuggets contain...

Lose Your Likes

After taking a huge social media break earlier this year, I thought I was making progress. I’d been a good girl. I had deleted the appropriate apps from my phone. If I absolutely had something to share, I’d found ways of posting that didn’t involve using my phone or spending time scrolling. And then, earlier this week I caught myself. I let myself loose on Twitter. Current events had set me off...

PSA: On Misogynoir

There’s a story behind this post. I just don’t feel like telling it right now. Certainly, if I ever do, I won’t mention any names. And I’ll likely obscure details, because those are no one’s business. That said: If you’re a Black woman, and another Black woman confronts you for being horrible to her, that’s not an example of misogynoir. Things are tough enough out here without having to face...

Thirteen Lives: Quick Commentary

No spoilers, just vibes. I’ve seen a video or two on Thirteen Lives where director Ron Howard mentions not going to ridiculous lengths to soup up the film’s story, and I’ve gotta say. That was one of the best things about the movie. Apart from a documentary, Thirteen Lives probably marks the first time that I’ve seen a real story told truthfully in a scripted film—or at least, as truthfully as it...

Beyoncé’s Got Beats: Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)

How cool was it that when I typed Beyoncé in Unsplash’s search bar, it brought up this photo by Emily Bauman?  I’ve felt an urge to look at Renaissance song by song. We’ll see if I follow up on it in the days to come. If not, here’s a taste of the latest on her latest… If you’ve been feeling “Break My Soul” you should know that Bey’s been sharing remixes galore. While the weight of this world is...

Claire

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My name really is Claire. I’m a Canadian of Caribbean descent.

I enjoy writing and thinking about theology, culture, health, beauty, and books.

My site's cover photo is from CreateHER Stock stock photos.