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Personal Stories with a Social Bite

Controlled Opposition

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US Candidates That are Pro-Vaccination

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I was to go to a house party tomorrow night to listen to Bernie. I received a text reminding me to show up. I asked the following: What is Sander’s stance on vaccination? My body, my children and my life… Continue Reading →

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Devilment in The North End

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I was barely seventeen. Somehow I envisioned the world as pristine outside of the turmoil of my childhood. My trust was implicit. I had met a few undesirables but had maintained this view of the world. For four years, I had escaped… Continue Reading →

The Wild Ride

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCW1i5HQ0o0. It’s been a while. Stories have swirled through my head but never made it to the keyboard. It’s as if the virgin territory of my new study forebodes me. It’s time to break this cherry. Light a cigarette, Joyce, and… Continue Reading →

Survivors VS Victims

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  I’ve been sick for weeks; groveling in tributes to my body in the form of chicken soup and OJ. Lowering myself to this status began when I attended a speaking engagement on sexual assault and rape at a local… Continue Reading →

Business, Business, Business, and Rules in English y en Español

  My gut reaction is to say I have no business acumen, but that’s not true. There are a few instances when a business-sense has been required of me. I had dogs here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/the-business-of-canines. I needed an acute sense of business to accomplish my goals, but… Continue Reading →

Obscurity

I wrote a post earlier about https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/the-price-of-compassion. I could relate to much of the story myself. I’m facing similar circumstances. I find myself scrambling for solutions to my dilemma, and have finally come up with one. I will go homeless. I… Continue Reading →

To Catch a Fish

  Fear of death resides in the abyss of our minds. We claw at its inevitability at some point in our lives. Immortality reigns in all of us then fades, leaving the clear knowledge that yes, we all die—shit, me included. We go through… Continue Reading →

Dents

  Politics has become a team sport. I like to avoid politics like the Plague. It’s always a tumultuous topic. And opinions are like assholes—everybody has one. But lately, it seems like the assholes are winning. I adored my grandmother,… Continue Reading →