Breaking the Legacy of Silence #30 Nevertheless, WE PERSIST | Kim D. Bailey | Five 2 One Literary Journal

“Even more infuriating, Senator Warren’s male colleagues were permitted to read that same letter by Mrs. King later. Yes, they did so as a show of support for Senator Warren, but the fact they—the men—were permitted to read it, and only after Sessions was confirmed, is a blatant reminder we have a lot of work to do as women and men for the cause of equal rights, feminism, and equal respect across the board for women in a man’s world.”

Nevertheless, Kim D Bailey persisted this week on #breakingthelegacyofsilence

Breaking the Legacy of Silence #28: I Won’t Back Down: My Top 10 List of Things I’d Rather Do Than See Donald Trump Take the Office of POTUS | Kim D. Bailey – FIVE:2:ONE

“I’ve been thinking of how to broach this subject—since it’s all any of us are talking about—and I have come up with what I consider the most articulate way for me to describe my disgust and disdain for the inauguration and the next four years of hell for this country.”

Kim D Bailey talks of the things she’d rather be doing than watching our fearless leader in this weeks #breakingthelegacy. Give it a read and share it ya’ll.


Breaking the Legacy of Silence #27 Love is Love | Kim D. Bailey – FIVE:2:ONE

“One of the last to be taken in 2016 was George Michael, the 80’s pop star who originally wowed girls my age with his band Wham!, with such songs as “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” “Everything She Wants,” and “Freedom,” all songs released in 1984 when I was in my last year of high school. Yeah, I bought the vinyl, because even though we had CD technology, vinyl was still affordable for a teenage girl like me. Besides, I grew up on those discs of delicious glory.”

This week on #breakingthelegacy Kim D Bailey talks about love and 2016.

Breaking the Legacy of Silence #21 A Revolution is Coming: Women (and Some Men) Are Mad as Hell! | Kim Bailey Deal | Five 2 One Magazine 

“As voting for Trump was this person’s right, albeit a terrible decision, it is mine to disconnect from someone who would dishonor me and the other women in their life by voting for Trump.” 

Kim Bailey Deal is back with #breakingthelegacyofsilence:

Sunday Songs | The Last Word | Mary Chapin Carpenter 

Being a word person, and a persistent and mostly logical being, I often want to impart my final words regardless of the outcome. 

Sometimes, however, our words fall on deaf ears. It doesn’t matter how much sense we make. It doesn’t matter how well we say them or write them. 

Some people are constitutionally unable or unwilling to listen to another’s point of view or pain with respect and, if needed, exact change in their own behaviors to support, defend, and heal. 

Despite their claims of love and loyalty, they never get it. They choose their own limited, closed world. They choose to hurt one to protect another less deserving. Or, they are not as invested as they insist they are, so their actions do not match their words. 

This song has always resonated with me because I’ve encountered a lot of people along the way who proclaimed undying love and loyalty for me, only to reach a limited place when they did not approve of me completely. 

When I spoke my truth. When I told my stories. When I separated myself from the herd and made it clear I am my own thinking, feeling, sentient being capable of having different beliefs and views without expecting them to agree with me. 

Unfortunately, their love remains conditional. They expect silence if I am in disagreement with their ideologies or systems of relationship. They expect me to forego my memories for theirs. They expect me to toe the conventional line. They expect me to lie for them, even if that lie is an absence of my own experience or proclamation of my own feelings and memory.

Well, that ain’t happening. 

So, onward and upward. 


The Last Word by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Drunk Monkeys Issue No.7 2016 Special Presidential Election “Empires End at the Will of Buffoons” is Live with an Essay by Kim Bailey Deal and Some Amazing Writers, Poets, and Artists!!!

The featured image by Alex Schumacher copyright 2016, you can find him at Five 2 One Magazine Breadcrumbs from the Void

Go read it! It may piss you off, but it’s better than being pissed on. At the very least you may laugh or get a new perspective! 

Now, dammit!

Drunk Monkeys Issue #7