Seasoned Sistahs Speak
strong heritage…strong bonds
Welcome to the Seasoned Sistahs Speak Blog!
Pull up a “virtual chair” and let‘s get acquainted with our re-launch.
We’re here to become a place where all sistahs, yes you younger sistahs, middle aged sistahs, and maturing seasoned sistahs come to share knowledge, to talk things out, listen to the sistahhood, to gather information, and to sample life. This is that sistah-circle you’ve heard about; that gathering place where women of many cultures have found themselves, at a sistah’s house, in another’s kitchen, maybe in someone’s back yard, or maybe down at the church on Saturday morning.
A sistah-circle is a gathering our ‘fore-sistahs’ created; a time and place where they met to just be, to connect, maybe just for their own sanity. You’ll think of this as the soft landing place. It is important to know that what you think, what you do, and how you feel matters.
Your thoughts, struggles, emotions, “growing pains” and viewpoints are mental stimulators that encourage deeper thought, collective problem solving, and opportunities for bonding and support, as we work out the cycles of life that we will all ultimately experience.
Your mothers knew of emotional havens like this. They may have met on a regular schedule, or only when one sistah called another and said “sis, I need to talk.” She may have then sent an “S.O.S“. to another sistah, who spoke this to two of her friends, who told their neighbor to come join the group, and before you knew it, they had assembled a sistah-circle: a welcoming, safe, and supportive group of like-minded women, complete with the comfort foods they could grab or cook before heading out the door.
In celebration of the sistah-circle, we take this opportunity to announce More of Life’s Spices, Seasoned Sistahs Keepin’ it Real- our 2nd volume of dynamic real stories from women just like you, sharing their life experiences; from the jaw dropping trials, the joyful times, and life crushing events, and so many of the other defining events that occur in the lives of women everywhere, every day. We will be featuring many of the stories from this stellar collection and encourage you sistahs to weigh in on subjects close to your hearts, your families, your wallets and your homes.
More of Life’s Spices, Seasoned Sistahs Keepin’ it Real hit bookstore shelves earlier, to a waiting audience of readers. We will post stories and encourage dialog in our sistah-circle. We want to know what you think. Your comments may be about how a sistah’s journey mirrored your own, or you might share what you learned from how a sistah managed a life crisis. We encourage you to share Seasoned Sistahs Speak with your sistah friends and kin.
Remember we are all in this together, that no sistah experiences life in a void, and it’s not a “misery loves company” thing; it is the realization that life for all women cycles around over and over again. What was it your grandma often said…”there’s nothing new under the sun.” Well guess what? She was right, girlfriend!
Let‘s draw from each other wisdom and healing to continue our journey.
“There is strength in numbers.”
Read a selection from More of Life’s Spices, Seasoned Sistahs Keepin’ It Real below. Share how it makes you feel.
a lo gig
sleeps with me
behind closed doors
ahead in public
once a brick house beauty
I suck back tears
remember tender youth
pour my brittle heart
into his arms frigid insincere
gives me bad sex quick painful
cops a crude dime and whine
for rent and cash
dines and wines another
dumb and desperate
dumb and desperate
bite my tongue as he
bites in his talk
until need rises
sweet in his beg
to my generous