I’ve noticed that I tend to rant and protest about things involving equality in all facets: racial, gender, and sexual orientation. Sometimes…or a lot of times…I don’t realize it, but it can cast a cloud of negativity over me. The last thing I need is to be seen as some one-dimensional, somewhat-angry, Black feminist bi-lady. So….I need to work harder at achieving and maintaining balance over other things that make up what is the awesome volpe femme that is I!
But how can I achieve such a thing when the things I fight for go on all around me?!!! :’(
*dries eyes* Well, I can talk about more positive endeavors going on in my life, like continuing my education. I’ve been taking online courses with the Art Institute since Veteran’s Day 2010. The work load feels insane at times since class sessions are 6 weeks long(making the classes very intensive), but I’m learning more and more with each course. I’m also thinking that I should join a graphic design association like the AIGA. It would most likely be a great investment in the future to do so, especially after I get my degree.
I’ve also got a DA Page, which I’ll start to use more often. I’ve started uploading past works I’ve done for my Life Drawing class; I’ll upload more works from each of my subsequent classes, whether created traditionally or digitally.
So, there it is! I know that there’s much more to me than what I tweet and share on Facebook, and it’s past time I start exhibiting more positivity in my life. I am not just the causes that I speak about daily. If I had no cause to fight for, what else could be said about me? That is a blank that I must fill in for myself…a blank that nobody in the world can fill in for me.
Fitness Foxhole Series: I think I'll start keeping a Food Journal
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the OTHER side of being fit and healthy—-my nutrition and eating habits. I think that I am an emotional eater, and that, if my diet is too boring, eating the same things, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I steer towards other foods, whether they’re healthy for me or not.
I can’t let my food sources become predictable or else my mind works against me, and I give in to my cravings. Giving into craving for extra carbs, fat and sugar will ensure that I don’t see much results from working out, and, when I get back into it, my kickboxing class. So, as of now, I am going to keep a journal of what I eat.
I’m going to keep a notebook with me, small enough to fit into a purse so that I can take it with me everywhere, and I will record what I’m eating and drinking so I can REALLY SEE what I’m putting into my body, what I need more of, and what to steer myself AWAY from eating.
Say I’m jumping to conclusions. Go ahead and say it. But this isn’t the first time a Black female protagonist on a popular television show has received unnecessary hatred from the fandom for her decisions because they jeopardize the safety and perfection of the…