The World Through VIE's Dome . . .

November 23, 2018

For about two hours we painted, conversed and shared our experiences overcoming trauma and our feelings and thoughts about what we were painting or what other people are painting. Each person got lost in what they were painting and the focus wasn’t on what the painting looked like or the outcome of the painting. The process had us lost in our feelings, thoughts and desires; letting it all splash o...

November 9, 2018

The last straw for Jania wasn’t the physical abuse, cheating, chaotic emotional abuse or herpes. Nope. The final straw was NBA’s doing when he publicly blasted Jania for going to a rap concert and broke up with her. He decided to unleash another can of vitriol on the five months pregnant young woman and called Jania a pregnant groupie. As much as Jania has been through, she finally gets handed NBA...

November 8, 2018

Paint Your Truth is on its 3rd year (I’m excited!). This year we are hosting Paint Your Truth at the Perkins Community Center on 155 Talbot Ave, Dorchester Center, MA from 2PM to 5PM. Paint Your Truth is a painting event for sexual assault survivors in the Massachusetts area. The origins of Paint Your Truth is from private conversations I had with Black women who confided in me about their past ex...

October 19, 2018

October is Emotional Wellness month. In this blog we will be discussing relationships and knowing when it’s time to exit. We will be using four examples of public relationships that caused one partner significant hurt that she could have avoided if she left earlier. First is Ariana Grande, the pop princess of today. Ariana has had public relationships in the media since hanging up her Disney days....

October 12, 2018

October is Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Wellness month. For this second blog in October we will continue to unravel emotional intelligence in this blog but for this week we're scoping politics. Specifically, how we can use emotional intelligence while picking a side. Do I need to say it? White women cut their faces to spite their noses under the Trump Administration in hopes to get ahe...

October 5, 2018

Emotional intelligence in a nutshell is having the mental ability to evaluate if a situation is worth your energy to invest in. Meaning, you have the ability to see fuckery/trolling/attention whoring/negativity etc and call it out for what it is and/or reject the pressure (usually by way of peers/family/media) to get involved (usually byway of arguing, writing, sharing etc about the situation). A...

September 28, 2018

I know the title is shocking and thought provoking so let’s go right into it no holds barred. Suicide is the act of self murder, self harm to the point of no turning back. We are told by society that suicide is wrong, it’s NEVER the answer under no circumstances. However, what if it was? What if we could opt out of life not due to medical assistance because of a painfully terminal illnesses but be...

September 21, 2018

Before you start coming up with 101 reasons why you don’t need therapy or typecasting clients who go to therapy as crazy or Caucasian, just know that on average people will experience one major crisis in their lifetime. Let's be preventative concerning the impending crisis that can be triggered by numerous factors like stress, relationships, income etc by going to therapy. Most insurances will...

September 14, 2018

September is Suicide Awareness Month as well as Self-care month. For this blog we’ll be getting into what makes a person suicidal and if Suicide is really the answer. Make sure to subscribe to VIEISME to receive notifications on new blogs every week and if you like what you read, please share it on all social media platforms. Now let’s begin, suicide is never the answer but that doesn’t make the p...

June 24, 2018

We’ve made it to the twenty-three blog of the year. June is Gay Pride Month as well as Caribbean Heritage Month. For the month of June we’ll be focusing on both of these topics. The third blog to continue pride month will focus on what the Q mean in LGBTQ+ and the obstacles queer people face after sexual violence. The LGBTQ+ acronym encompasses all the members and the definitions for each sector w...

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