I just want to be!

Hello world, community, person, microbe–whoever you are…

The concept of a blog has been floating around in my mind for quite some time, now I have one! Just a little bit about myself and what you can expect from “Let it Flose.”

My name is actually “Flose,” but pronounced “flows,” I know so cool! I have three other names that follow that first one, I’ll reward you with them at some point. I’m writing so arrogantly… please keep reading my blog!

So where was I, oh yes, my name is Flose and I’m a 23 year old Haitian young woman figuring out who she is in a country where a human can’t simply be. That’s my take on it, at least. It’s hard as hell to just be in America–you have to be black, gay, straight, Christian, fat, beautiful, ugly, natural, trendy, pick a label or one will be given to you.

As much as I wish we all could be, this blog is going to be a public safe space where I’ll think through current events serious or otherwise because we simply just can’t be… I usually pay attention to the more serious stuff because it’s what angers me. What kind of serious? I don’t know, the massacre of nine Black Christians in a house of worship, marriage equality, Greece, racial cleansing in the Dominican Republic, politics, and whatever else catches my attention or ignites something in my soul. The otherwise includes some light celebrity “news” and things I pick up while “twatching.” If you were born after the Lil Kim Era you’ll translate that to “Twitter watching,” if not, anything I say in this blog post should not be held against me in the court of social media.

I’d also like this blog to be a place for me to figure out what it is I am supposed to be. That means that some of the posts won’t be thought-out until every sharp edge is smooth. There will be times when I toil through things with you, feel free to challenge or support me. I know it’s quite easy for us to be cruel in this online world, I could do without mean-spirited.

That’s it for now. It’s quite late and I have this whole community organizing job thing that keeps me busy 10-12 hours daily so I need to be well rested to step out in the field as my best self.

Until next time!

With peace,

Flose

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