Father’s Day 2019 is upon us. I originally wrote this about my entire family. I wanted to re-release it for Father’s Day because it tells so much of the story of me and my dad. In case you did not know, the Herstun Writer has officially moved (back) to Atlanta. It is mind blowing how … Continue reading Meet the Curator – Father’s Day Edition: On Privilege and Family Ties
My name is Knew. Herstun asked me here to meet you. And to share my th🤔ughts. This season of my life has been a powerful mirror for me. It's helped me confront the reality that I've been dealing with various forms of anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma for most of my life. I'm right in … Continue reading Somethin’ about Love – Meet Knew. By Knew Feat Brené Brown
Guinea is a west coastal country of Africa with a population of 12.4 million. The sovereign state is a republic with a president elected directly by the people. Guinean people belong to 24 ethnic groups and while French is the official language more than 24 indigenous languages are spoken. Guinea is the world's second largest … Continue reading Alex J. in Guinea – Alahassane Kaba from America – An African-American Man in West Africa
Culture shock Imagine growing up faster than you wanted to, but also only seeing the world from one side. The lenses were not rosetinted I knew the world was not rainbows and sunshine. It was the color of confusion. Having feelings that religion told me I would go to hell for, And those who judge … Continue reading Culture Shock – Verse 3 – Becoming Aamir Ali
I just walked through the hood today -- Felt like I didn’t have to tuck my chain away. If you gotta spend a dollar -- Spend it round the way. Cause if we building for tomorrow -- Gotta start today. All the kids in the village that we helped to raise -- Living better than … Continue reading The Village By Flow the DJ feat. unCED
Hey loves! Welcome back. Thank you for showing love on my last article. I will be here every other Wednesday to give you some awesome reads (figuratively and literally 😀) about whatever pops into my mind and affects my feelings. Ooh Lord, all the feels. 🤣 But, on a serious note, I think it's dope … Continue reading can a sista have it all… you know, the fairytale?
A poem releasing my resentment and my anger towards both my parents, but primarily my mother! A poem of forgiveness so that I can continue to elevate on my journey and in my truth. From the beginning, my childhood was cut short… Innocence stripped away young, like leaves burning on a tree, It was, as … Continue reading Release By Nessla1 feat Murjoni
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“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” Nickolas Tesla Herstun asked me to tell you about myself. The infamous tell me about yourself question -- the make or break that can solidify … Continue reading Nessla1 — The Survivor
The industry and the way it's ran started to make me dislike my gift and began picking the passion in my heart for it away...