On a girlfriend-high!

June 12th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

On a girlfriend-high!

Currently I am standing on a train platform, waiting entirely too long for a train… that’s not MY train of course, because that would be too easy… I am waiting for the detour-train I was directed to… before I can actually get a train going to my stop. Sigh! And now I’m writing this– with both […]

While reading “How to be a woman”

June 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

While reading "How to be a woman"

Finally focused and made a dent in Caitlin Moran’s book, How to be a woman. Moran’s memoir / feminist manifesto has been assigned reading for me, for over a month, as Wednesday is the 2nd annual “Meeting of Women Thinkers” a.k.a. an unofficial book club that started in April. During our first meeting, about 25 women […]

Breaking News: Major Vick is my brother!

June 10th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

Breaking News: Major Vick is my brother!

Today I discovered that my little brother, who apparently goes by the name Major Vick, has a youtube channel! Ok. He may have mentioned it to me before, but the conversation went something like this: Major Vick: Vera. Can you help me put videos on youtube? Me: Sure! Come over and we can talk about […]

Raising girls without social baggage: Possible?

June 9th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

Raising girls without social baggage: Possible?

I am officially obsessed by the concept of raising a girl! (Read any of my blogs and you’d know I don’t mean one of my own… but your little girl… I’d be there for her.) My obsession is more than just a mentor/mentee arrangement, as those usually happen during teen years, when the baggage from […]

FICTION: I hate you so much right now

June 8th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Fiction Writing

FICTION: I hate you so much right now

As you will notice right away, this is not the usual genre on Veralyn Media. I used to write 10-minute stage plays, but that was eons ago. Let me know what think! I really enjoyed thinking and writing about these characters. Play Characters Sierra: Female, African American, 33 years old. Think Jennifer Hudson in, Sex in the […]

Figuring out the skin I’m in (Part 2)

June 7th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

Figuring out the skin I’m in (Part 2)

Ok. Let me warn you: This subject is very confusing! While researching all the terms, medication, and diagnosis that have been thrown my way, I’ve changed my mind about writing this twice. But my hope is this will reach the next person who googles their skin condition, and maybe they wont feel so alone. —– […]

FICTION: A “sweet sixteen” letter to my daughter

June 6th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Fiction Writing

FICTION: A "sweet sixteen" letter to my daughter

Dear Sierra, I know that you’re not surprised by this letter, as I’ve told you it was coming for years at this point, but let me continue to be predictable by first telling you how much I love and respect the young woman you have become! Letting you know how much I love you has […]

“See you are selfish”

June 5th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

"See you are selfish"

To this day, the most hurtful thing anyone has ever called me, is selfish. By the way, selfish, according to webster dictionary means: concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself. And like most things in my life, the context is what made it hurt the most. While not-watching a movie with my best friend, turned lover, […]

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