My Life as I See It

Meanderings of a Twisted Mind

Kathy Henry

Kathy Henry
Location
Chicago, Illinois, US
Birthday
November 20
Title
Thinker
Bio
I am a woman. I am an African-American. Belonging to two minorities has shaped my viewpoint on life in more ways than I can count. It is not easy being a woman in a inherently sexist society. Add skin color to the equation and you have me. This is my world and my viewpoint. You do not have to agree with my thoughts but in the end, you will respect me.

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Face of a Pervert

Lawrence Correctional Center
10930 Lawrence Road
Sumner, IL 62466

Dear Mr. Hunt:

This letter to you has been a long time coming. If you don’t remember me, my name is Kathy Henry, your ex-girlfriend, Gertrude’s daughter. You came into my life when I was ten-years-old and from… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 8:16AM

Why Do Americans Hate Poor People So Bad?

poverty thresholdIt is not an easy thing being poor in America because poor folks are considered trash who did not work hard enough.  An entire segment of the U.S. population has been written off by society as lazy, trifling good for nothing cretins who deserve to die a slow painful death.Read full post »

assholeIf you were a child born in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was a product of the Chicago Public Schools educational system, you had deal with teachers going on strike. In 1980, 1984, 1985 and 1987, children and their parents were highly inconvenienced by ongoing labor disputes between/Read full post »

JANUARY 27, 2012 11:03AM

A Letter From a South Side Apartment

newt gingrichA couple of years ago, I read Dr. Martin Luther King’s A Letter from a Birmingham Jail and I was mesmerized by the passion and anger in his words and although we are in the second decade of the 21st century, his words still resonate. This letter I am writingRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 2, 2012 10:36AM

The Great Debate in My House Concerning Ron Paul

pro-abortionLately, my son and I have been going at it about Ron Paul and whether he is qualified enough to become President of the United States.  He plans on voting for Ron Paul because he is pissed off at Obama for signing into law the National Defense Authorization Act which/Read full post »

angry coupleThere has been an ongoing war between the sexes in the Black community for decades and it is time for it to end because it is pathetic and the only people hurting are the children. 70% of Black children reside in a single parent household; usually the mother and BlackRead full post »

DECEMBER 5, 2011 7:16PM

A Mother’s Love From the Grave

My mommy

In the days leading up to the anniversary of my mother’s death, I am usually filled with melancholy and dark dreary thoughts. But this year, I can smile a little bit because my mother reached out from beyond and assisted me with a problem I have beenRead full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2011 6:24PM

The Real Deal behind Welfare to Work

welfare reformI am writing this article in response to an article I posted on Open Salon, Taboo Jive and my own website, The Black Feminista last week named The Harsh Realities of Being on Welfare. I was inundated with comments asking me why individuals are being made to work for basically/Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 29, 2011 11:12AM

Working for Pennies – The Harsh Realities of Being a Welfare

One of the biggest misconceptions in American culture is that welfare recipients are living large at the taxpayer’s expense, receiving thousands of dollars per month while driving Cadillacs and other expensive cars.  This myth is so not true and how do I know? Because for the past two mont/Read full post »

OCTOBER 22, 2011 10:43AM

The Old Warror Finds a Home

The Way Beau Used To LookThis is the story about a stray cat named Beau. He lives on a block on the South Side of Chicago and he is an amazing creature with an amazing tale. Since he cannot speak, it is up to me to tell his story of survival as homeless pet andRead full post »

MARCH 24, 2011 3:55PM

Living like Elizabeth

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Yesterday, I was devastated to learn that one of my favorite actresses and personal heroes had died.  Elizabeth Taylor, the last and most ultimate star of the twentieth century had crossed over into glory at the age of 79 from congestive heart failure.  She had been hospita/Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2011 6:36AM

Beware of Snakes in Politicians Clothing

A Snake

I am a writer who does not write as much as I should.  I have some talent but I do not have the passion that is truly necessary to be a writer because most of my passion is being used to find employment. It’s hard being a writer and/Read full post »

My Nu NuOn April 24, 1987, I became a mother at the age of sixteen when I gave birth to Noelle Dominique aka Nu-Nu. From the moment I saw her sweet little face, I made a promise to myself that she would not end up like me and that promise came true. Read full post »

 

craziness personifiedAmerica, the land of the free and the loony.  A place where it easier to get a gun than a job.  Read full post »

dummies

In American society, being an idiot is celebrated and depending on how stupid an individual is, he or she can become a millionaire and get a television show.  However, idiotic behavior rose to new heights in the first decade of the Millennium and this is my list…

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DECEMBER 14, 2010 9:45AM

Pickin Greens With My Momma on Sundays

My Ma

Dear Ma,

Although you have been gone out of my life for four years, you are never far away from my thoughts.  Instead of being weepy when I think about you, I have decided to concentrate on my wonderful memories of being a little girlRead full post »

DECEMBER 5, 2010 7:06AM

American Project - A Book Review

Disclaimer: This is a book review of American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto by Sudir Alladi Venkatesh.  I read it recently and it is a haunting account of the lives of those who resided in the Robert Taylor Homes, one of the most notorious housing project inRead full post »

DECEMBER 5, 2010 6:31AM

Searching For Assata

Assata

If asked the question, "How much would you be willing to sacrifice for your beliefs?" the average individual would probably look bewildered. Would you be willing to give up your friends, family, freedom, even possibly your life for a cause that was dear to you? The cynic inside me says, "ProbaRead full post »

Since the election of President Obama, racial tensions online has risen to epic proportions.  As a double minority (Black and female), I am often outraged, disgusted, and saddened by the large amount of ignorance that is displayed on various websites.  However, there are two ways to combatRead full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2010 1:14PM

Collective Roots

Yesterday, I took my cat Diddy to get neutered, which was a very interesting experience.  I went to the Lurie Spray/Neuter Clinic and it is located in the Little Village, a predominantly Mexican neighborhood I had never visited before, and for me, it is always cool when I discover new places,Read full post »

It is a common misconception in American culture that every Black woman has a big butt but that is not true. I will be forty-years-old on Saturday and it is time for me to come clean with something

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When I went to college, one of the first classes I took was Women’s Studies.  How could I resist learning about the history of women since I am a woman?  My professor was named Dr. Jean Peterson and  she was a cool hippie chick from back in the day, complete withRead full post »

NOVEMBER 17, 2010 2:02PM

Tales From the Unemployed

Recently read a story on Huffington Post about the Republicans not wanting to extend unemployment benefits and I could not help but think about my own unemployment situation.  As of August 17, 2010, I have been unemployed almost four years. Four years of being unemployed destroys your self-estee… Read full post »

OCTOBER 24, 2010 4:48PM

Tales of a Teenage Serial Killer

Everyone thought she was a stupid, uneducated slut. She didn't finish high school or have a job and her only occupation in life was a different man every day and night of the week. Not quite good enough for the local boys to bring home to mama, but good enough toRead full post »

OCTOBER 24, 2010 2:33PM

Makes Me Wanna Holla

Living in the inner-city will take the joy out of your life if you let it. Who wouldn’t be depressed about being surrounded by ignorant male youth lounging aimlessly on the corners bragging about the women they used to have, foul-mouthed, uncouth young women fighting over unemployed men, and olRead full post »