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  • What you perceive as a black man eyeraping you, may actually just be a black man giving you what he thinks is a “friendly, flirty look.” That you immediately dismiss his stare as attempted rape is as racist an attitude as they come.

    Is Eyerape a Real Thing Or Is Intolerance of Staring Closeted Racism?

    What you perceive as a black man eyeraping you, may actually just be a black man giving you what he thinks is a “friendly, flirty look.” That you immediately dismiss his stare as attempted rape is as racist an attitude as they come.

  • by Renee Garcia-Brown  For all who resist    Someone once told me that compassion is greater than courage As if the two were separate Like you can have one without the other As if courage is purely brain-bound while compassion is heart-felt and Courage was a lesser virtue because Good […]

    The Heart of Courage

    by Renee Garcia-Brown  For all who resist    Someone once told me that compassion is greater than courage As if the two were separate Like you can have one without the other As if courage is purely brain-bound while compassion is heart-felt and Courage was a lesser virtue because Good […]

  • by Renee Garcia-Brown For all those too stubborn and pissed off to quit.     Softly, I must end this year As bloody, broken as I am picking up butchered slabs of my own flesh Hoping I can fit it all back together Enough to hold it firm to heal […]

    Winter Respite

    by Renee Garcia-Brown For all those too stubborn and pissed off to quit.     Softly, I must end this year As bloody, broken as I am picking up butchered slabs of my own flesh Hoping I can fit it all back together Enough to hold it firm to heal […]

  • by Renee Garcia-Brown For my cousin Bruce Morgan, 1957-2017     I dreamed I saw the ocean again And remembering the dream now, I’m crying. On my birthday I dreamed I was home, homeland, ocean the birthplace of life Homeland the birthplace of me 3 AM near the sea. In […]

    I, Here

    by Renee Garcia-Brown For my cousin Bruce Morgan, 1957-2017     I dreamed I saw the ocean again And remembering the dream now, I’m crying. On my birthday I dreamed I was home, homeland, ocean the birthplace of life Homeland the birthplace of me 3 AM near the sea. In […]

  • Like witches, they cast their spells over first one then two, then maybe three or four. Then, before you know it, entire villages are damned by the wickedness of their sorcery.

    Witch Burning

    Like witches, they cast their spells over first one then two, then maybe three or four. Then, before you know it, entire villages are damned by the wickedness of their sorcery.

  •               (C) 2017 by Renee Garcia Brown   Renee Garcia-Brown is an army veteran, former print journalist and published author of fiction and poetry. Been resisting all her life. Born and raised in Los Angeles now living in temporary economic exile in Texas. Obnoxiously […]

    Pop Culture Pops – Poems by Renee Garcia-Brown

                  (C) 2017 by Renee Garcia Brown   Renee Garcia-Brown is an army veteran, former print journalist and published author of fiction and poetry. Been resisting all her life. Born and raised in Los Angeles now living in temporary economic exile in Texas. Obnoxiously […]

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