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11 Books You Should Read (just because I said so)

“I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” – Jane Austen


1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou: If you want to read a book by Angelou, let it be this one. She writes about her difficult childhood, working with Martin Luther King Jr, the multifaceted relationship with her mother, and her unorthodox friendship with Billy Holiday. Oh, so scandalous! After reading Caged Bird, I guarantee you’ll be addicted forever to Angelou’s voice.

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In Memory of Kay Kim's Blogs

36 Things I’ve Learned Five Years After Your Murder

–He thought he could keep you dead and gone and silent and in the ground,  but you rise up every.  single.  day. —Kim Sisto Robinson

My sister was murdered by her husband on May 26, 2010. The world shook and darkened.

My sister was murdered by her husband on May 26, 2010. The world shook and darkened


  1. Crying outrageously with snot running down your face is completely normal.



  1. The soul leaves the body before you do.


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In Memory of Kay Kim's Blogs

10 Lies Abusers Will Tell You


 No More– “he had a bad childhood, or “he was depressed,” or “he couldn’t help himself.”  NO. MORE.—-Kim Sisto Robinson


My sister & soul-mate

My sister & soul-mate


  1.  I was just kidding. 


It’s a LIE.  Hurting another person is NEVER a joke (verbally or physically)

Maya Angelou said: “ “When someone shows you who they are, believe them; the first time.”

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In Memory of Kay

You Rise

–Take Down The Walls—Lauren Oliver

My best friend & soul-mate.

My best friend & soul-mate.

He says you’re good for nothing,  a rotten mother,  a disgusting wife.   He says you can’t cook a damn thing without burning it, tainting it,  making it worse.  “You can’t do a fucking thing.”     It’s.  Not.  True.


You.  Rise.

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Our Stories Become Our Lives

Our Stories Become Our Lives---Kim Sisto Robinson



I’ve been thinking about stories lately.

We all have them, right?

The stories that make us who we are, mold us, shape us, sharpen us, & cause us to breathe in empathy, compassion, kindness.

Stories that interweave within our roots, our blood.

Stories that make us strong, powerful.

E M P O W E R E D.  Aware.  Educated. Amazing.

Our stories transform the universe into something unimaginably better, immeasurably enhanced.

Sometimes our stories include rape, domestic violence, cancer, oppression, murder, physical disabilities, discrimination, disfigurement, disconnectedness.

Sometimes we don’t want our stories –because they hurt like double hell, but regardless, they become part of us.

Yes, our stories can change the very fabric of our civilization.

Think of Malala, Mandela, Anne Frank, Helen Keller, Angelou, Adhiambo, Rosa Parks, Oprah Winfrey, Hawking, Elie Wiesel.

Their stories made history. Their pain changed lives.

But how about the reverse?

What about when our stories create intolerance, cruelty, maliciousness, indifference.

What about when our stories become ugly Monsters.

“She’s uncaring because she has a story. He shot her 3 times because he had a awful childhood. She’s insensitive because she’s been thru hell.

I’ve heard these words too often recently.

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