Black People and their heads!!!!!

26 10 2008

I would just like to say that this is not a derogatory post but it may offend some. If it does, it is probably speaking on an issue that affects you. 

We are not immune to distress, trauma, and so called “crazy” diseases. Hell after all we have been through in life, I don’t know why we don’t have more cases of depression or anxiety but it just goes to show how strong people really are. I, Britany Elise Rickett, would cry my eyes out if I was beaten, hosed, and segregated. Now my Grandmother went through all of that and she made it know, that she was nobody’s nigger. Yep, that woman was a firecracker. However, just because we are such a strong culture, doesn’t mean that we can’t be affected by mental illnesses. Its perfectly fine! 

Thus said, if you think there is something wrong- GO GET HELP! No need in going through life with bi-polar disorder, depression, anxiety, etc. Its no point in going through life miserable when you can get help. Sometimes medicine doesn’t even have to be involved. Confidentiality is key in the field of the mind. 

If you still don’t think I know what I am talking about, read this and read it again. I SUFFER WITH SEVERE ANXIETY! I had a horrible freshman year because of it. I have highs and lows and smile all the time. I have friends, I have hope, and I have goals in life. I am normal! Nothing wrong with me except that I have anxiety. It isn’t something that the government told me that I had just to get in my brain. It is okay to not be perfect. I am no Dr. Phil but I am a person with a heart. I know how it hurts to be made fun of when people think you are a looney bin. I am really, no. So moving right along. 

My personal testimony- I am doing very well in my classes and I am now more neutral. I can find a balance with my emotions and I am a lot happier. I am not addicted to a pill bottle and don’t need it to operate everyday. I am fine and above that, I am HAPPY! I did gain some weight, but I am about to start working out and make some changing in my daily life. Its not about changing one aspect in your life. Its about going through a major overhaul that leads into happiness. 


Take it how you want it, but its time we fight for ourselves. It is okay to worry about yourself. I know we have been conditioned to care about everyone else but ourselves but the time is now. Go treat yourself today!!!!! 🙂 Tell your boss, I made you do it. I don’t mind being blamed. Have a great week everyone!


Rites of Passage and Children

26 10 2008

So I am reading some literature and came to the conclusion that all children need to go through Rites of Passage ceremonies, especially now. Their is a growing lack of respect and I think if we have all children go through some sort of humbling service, the world will be better off. Other tribes and cultures have all of their children go through some sort of ritual to “socialize” them into the ways of that culture. You have gangs and skin heads with initiations to instill hate so why not initiate our children to instill love or respect. Better yet lets stop letting TV raise our children. I am in Intro to Sociology this year and have realized that the problem with society is that we are no longer socializing our children to operate optimally in our society. So to all of those that complain, stop putting your kids on leashes and PAY ATTENTION. Grrrr

On a side not,  I am about to start reading Stolen Legacy so go to Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc and pick it up up…and let me know what you think.

Book Update

26 10 2008

It is October 26, 2008 and guess what that means. In 5 days, editing will begin on the Poetics Noire: Volume I. I am not trying to rush something that my heart feels so strongly about; patience is a virtue. Once the manuscript is finalized then it will be sent to the printer but NOT until I feel that it is produced in its best light. I know that it should not take longer than 6 months because I am compiling a wonderful team of the most meticulous people in the world…well Washington D.C. I am still accepting some submissions but if they are redundant then most like it will not be included until the next installment. Someone call Oprah so we can get on her book list!!!! We are coming and take no prisoners!!! 🙂 ~b

It’s Monday again…u know what that means

6 10 2008

Yes yes yall and we don’t stop!!! So it is Monday and I am going to be on air tonight on WHBC 830 AM CHANNEL 51(HU STUDENTS). For those who aren’t blessed to be in WashDC right now, you can still check me out online via Click listen now. I have two of the best co-hosts to ever exist in life. 

So don’t forget check us out tonight for Incense and Candles with hpnotiq (moi), E. McGee the III, and Miss Godiva!

Just bought a TV

6 10 2008

So I just bought a tv from Target on Saturday. Pretty psyched about it! However, that means more nonsense will fill my brain but then I get to analyze it for you guys!!! Guess its a lose-win situation.

the book!!!!! UPDATES

3 10 2008

So the book is in the middle stage. Editing begins in November!!!!!! Ends in March!!!! and then lets bring it to the printers!!!!!!!!!!! YES YES YES!!!!!


3 10 2008

Just because I will be volunteering for the event, I ask each of you to go out and get tested!!!!