My name is Krissa and I write so that I can heal. I have been writing stories since primary/elementary school and journaling and writing poetry since I was 13 years old. It’s just what I do. I’ve had this blog for over a year now and I have kept it anonymous. I refused to share … More Let Me Re-introduce Myself
It’s exactly one week before I leave the country. I’m sitting in the kitchen having breakfast with my grandmother and thinking about my impending move. The closer the time gets the more nervous I get. Although I was born in the US I haven’t spent more than two months at a time there since I … More Papillon Papers- Page 5
I didn’t grow up in the US (I migrated from Trinidad, one of the islands from the twin republic of Trinidad and Tobago) so I didn’t really experience racism until I lived here. I’m not saying that discrimination does not exist in my country but it’s not systemic like it is in America. I did … More My Blackness Became a Thing in America
“Oh my gosh Kailani, you’re such a whore. You went from the Virgin Mary to the Woman at the Well real quick. From no sex, to sex with two men in the space of 24 hours.“ It’s the next day and I can’t bring myself to get out of bed. The ‘good’ me and the … More Papillon Papers- Page 4
“Do you still love me?” Ray asks. I’m sitting at the edge of his bed staring off into space while he watches me from the bathroom. He called me just as I was leaving the mall and asked me to come to his house to talk. “What does it matter now anyway Ray? I’m not … More Papillon Papers- Page 3
I wake up the next morning to Jason staring at me smiling. “Good morning Beautiful! Did you sleep well?” “I did. Thanks. What time is it?” “Time for a repeat!” A devilish smile creeps onto his face as he kisses my forehead. “No seriously! I have to meet Aurora at 12 pm to go shopping” … More Papillon Papers- Page 2
“Oh my God, what am I doing?” “Yes Kailani what are you doing?” This is the conversation I’m having with God in my head as Jason climbs on top of me naked. I know this is not a big deal for most people but it is for me. You see I’m a 20 year old … More Papillon Papers – Page 1
The Papillon Papers are a series of short stories about Kailani Papillon, a fictional character based off of events in my life and other’s lives. We are introduced to Kailani at a major transitional point in her life and we follow her throughout her journey to ‘daughterhood’ (the realization of who she is in Christ … More What is Papillon Papers?
If you are familiar with my blog you would know that I love music and I create playlist for everything. So of course I had to create a playlist to help me deal with this corona quarantine madness! I was inspired to create one after listening to Naomi Raine’s album, Back to Eden II. Y’all … More Corona Calm Down Playlist
For my birthday this year, I gave myself the gift of tattoos and it shocked a lot people. “You’re a Christian! Christians don’t do that!” “You’re 35! Weren’t you supposed to do that when you were young and reckless?” First of all guys! I’m still young! I’m just not reckless. The decision to get tattooed … More Tattooed at 35
I’ve been wanting to get in the Bible and really dive deep; to learn and study it for myself but I didn’t know where to start. I was doing some online Bible study with someone but God showed me that that wasn’t it. He wants me to make this thing personal. Every time I thought … More 2020 is My Year to Trust!