Shadow Boxing

She’s irritated because she can’t fix it. She wants to help them. She wants it to stop. She thinks that by pointing it out, they can see it, then change it. But it doesn’t work that way.
In fact, the opposite happens. It reinforces and pushes people away. Like a mirror to medusa’s ugly face. Nobody wants to smell their own shit.

“Move Energy” | Josephina Bashout

“He started to move energy, and he started to pick up on things that I had never told him or anyone, and as he was feeling into my energy it started to get me to believe. As he started healing in my heart, he told me ‘You have a very heavy heart, so much sadness, You’ve been forgiving, but you still need to let go of forgiveness. You’re still holding onto it.’ And he asked me to call out the names of the people that I needed to forgive….” -Josephina Bashout

“Forgive” | Kweisi Gharreau

“Well, when I state that I was soaked in hate on a cesspool of my negative emotions, it’s because those are natural emotions that we all experience. The challenge is once you experience those emotions, how do we transcend ourselves from that to grow beyond that hate and anger and bitterness and inner turmoil?”

kweisi gharreau

Behind Innocent Rage

After his brother, Lamont, had been murdered in cold blood, kweisi gharreau had to grapple with the intense hatred towards black on black violence, the two killers he had to face during trial and himself for failing to protect his little brother. He was on a path towards self-destruction with alcohol, drugs and sex until he discovered poetry and the spoken word to express his anger towards what happened.

Dark Fruit

Poison Apple

“But I still dealt with my negative emotions though. I was still dealing with drugs, alcohol, physical relationship with women, and thoughts of suicide because though I did that [forgive], I was still hurt because I was no longer experiencing my brother and the way in which other brothers experienced their brother….weddings, nieces, nephews, or…