Thank for this Gutbloom! I appreciate your support. You’ve been a steady ally from the beginning and I just want you to know that it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Yes, the way I convey my summation of things can be jarringly off-putting — but there is no other way to honestly express what I observe and reject with spirited freedom.
Medium gives me permission to reach a wide audience and I don’t take that responsibility lightly.
I’m a Black woman who lives in a society that constantly works against my self-interests in favor of my more respected counterparts. I’m not hardened by this reality — but as a writer — it’s liberating to be able to reject the shit that is tossed my way and settle the score — even if it breaks hearts.
I can take the criticism and insults — in fact I welcome it. I receive it with the same respect that comes with those of you who praise me.
I’d rather get a reaction to what I publish than nothing at all. That being said, I won’t change my signature delivery because it’s who I am — for better or worse.
P.S. You’re not a dying blogger.