Stories

We are embroiled in the negative stories we tell ourselves.  Stories that are based on the opinions of others.  The only stories that are worth adhering to are the ones that speak of our tenacity, our courage and our ability to overcome in the midst of hate, derision, socio economic injustice and suppression. © Norma […]

Energize

You might feel that you are, in this present moment, cornered like a rat, pursued by a snake with no escape route.  Remember when you feel constrained that paralysis is not an option, you have to be energized, and engaged.  This is the only way to bring about transformative change. © Norma Bobb-Semple 2020

A Time for Everything

  There is a time to pray and there is a time to display our aberration of systematic racism.   Racism is institutionalized and the black body like a beast of burden is harnessed to carry the weight.  That body is castrated daily through denial of its humanity, justice, safe water, homes, jobs, physically accosted, […]

Insanity

Belief in superiority and the right to dominate and rule is ludicrous and insane.  We are all one whether we choose to accept it or not.  No one wants to live in a war zone, not knowing when their door might be kicked in, and people with guns blazing put an end to their life.   […]

Ancestors

Our ancestors are always with us.  In these troubling times I believe we are called upon to be aware of the presence of our ancestors and to seek their guidance and strength as we traverse this Universe that is littered with hate, brutality and inequality.  We are never alone.  We stand on the shoulders of […]

Break Free

We have to break free of our defeatist mindset.  We are all born equal with the same rights to all of the Universe’s resources.  Know who you are and that nothing or no one can take your self worth away from you.  What we are made to put up with is the greed and avarice […]

Be Constructive

    If you don’t feel good about yourself don’t lead other people astray who may, like you, be suffering from low self esteem.  If you can’t build refrain  from destroying another person’s health, job, family and means of creating or earning money for their upkeep and that of their families.  We are entitled to […]

Reflect

We have to sit back and reflect on the choices we make, past and present.  Taking stock is an opportunity to see what worked and what were total spoilers.  If we don’t carry out an autopsy of why we do what we do there can’t be a catalyst for change.  To grow is to evolve […]

Subjugation

I am in awe that some people are so insecure that they need to have dominance over the lives of people who don’t have the political or militaristic power.  How can we boast of how powerful we are when we run slipshod over the humanity of our fellow human beings.  We know how deep seated […]

Complacency

When we are content with our status in life we tend to forget that there are other people who are living a life of penury on a daily basis.   How can be boastful of our wealth when all around us there is abject poverty, neglect and injustice.   There should be an equitable distribution […]