Naturalista’s Diaries





From inmate to inspiration…an advocate for prevention of teen incarceration.

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Recently I watched the movie For Colored Girls. I personally like the movie and here’s why; First of all it’s artistic and unusual. I haven’t seen a movie with poetry being its main focus that has the ability to exhibit strong content in resemblance to everyday life. I believe that Tyler Perry done an excellent job on scripting and directing a book of poetry into film. The movie was based off of the book, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Good Enuf: A Chorepoem” by Ntozake Shange. Secondly, I love the way he introduced several people’s journey and connected them while revealing some hidden issues not just for African American women but people in general. The actors and actresses were phenomenal in portraying each character on film. You believed them. I don’t care who you are and where you come from…you will see yourself directly or indirectly in this film. Also, Black Girls Rock, a production aired on BET that was well put together. It focused on positivity and the acknowledgment of African American women who leads by example…that has successfully pioneered their role or place in whatever industry they reign in. I really appreciate Beverly Bond for the vision of orchestrating this first televised production. It’s important to see people go through some dire circumstances, to see that they wanted to give up on life and STILL push their way through. Their story is your story. You are a living autobiography. Every detail, every word spoken or unspoken is your resonating template for someone else to follow. Please understand that you could be someone else’s answer. Life is a gift. I pray that you all cherish it and take it seriously. I hope you all choose to live and let the unspoken works of your life be an example of inspiration and strength that will breathe life for someone else.

If you need help don’t be afraid to seek it. Your life is worth living and YOU ARE VALUABLE. Here’s a link: and a national hotline number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you. • Call for yourself or someone you care about • Free and confidential • A network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide • Available 24/7

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Infidelity Q & A

Hello guys we told you that we would answer those questions from our previous blog, InfidelityHere are the Q’s:  Would you ever tell your sibling’s spouse that you knew that your sibling cheated in their marriage?  Would you lie if they asked you? Why & Why not ?
Our answers are below. Feel free to give your opinion on the questions and post your comments. Let us know how you feel about the subject.
Sister Kristy: I would not volunteer the answer to my sister’s spouse. I would evade the question if directly asked. I do not feel it would be my place to tell such loaded information. I would leave it up to my “cheating sister” to come clean to her husband.
Sister Melissa: I agree with my sister.  I would not volunteer any information.  If I was asked I would simply tell him to ask his wife.
Would your opinion of your sibling change if you knew they slept with someone married? 
Sister Kristy: My opinion would not change of my sister. I would be disappointed in her. But it is no different from other times in which she did something that I did not approve of. 

Sister Melissa: My opinion wouldn’t change but she would definitely know how I felt about it.  It’s not my place to judge her & she knows right from wrong.

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