Author: Jacquie Yo

The List – The Roles I Lead

I Am… a writer a journalist a coordinator of events (private parties/weddings) a business(s) owner a caretaker a sister a best friend a daughter a granddaughter a sister -in-law a lover a godmother an auntie a protector a community representative a leader in every sense of the word a therapeutic companion This is a list of roles I play on a daily basis, the roles interchange throughout the day, but regardless I am all of these Everyday….Successfully. I am a leader by blood. I know no other way then to be these roles, Successfully. This year I had to set boundaries within these positions with everyone that was attached to these roles. Being that I allowed everyone to use these roles I so beautifully shared with them to Abuse for their own gain. You see reciprocity is key in any relationship. If you hold a few of these roles, then to whom you play these roles to, must also be that for you. It took me along time to clearly understand that this is what …

A Day of Reflection – A White Man Genocide Celebration

  This morning I went back and forth, mentally, on whether I should post about today’s nation wide holiday celebration. My nation, my Native Nation, is currently under attack in North Dakota while the sitting President is out golfing, hosting music/art festivals on the front lawn and celebrating his end of term. Sure, that is exactly what he should do if the country is calm and peaceful…but it’s not calm or peaceful. With all the time he spent on the Clinton campaign he could have stopped the mind numbing abuse that is happening over an oil pipeline. How many times is this country going to battle with oil? When will the well being of the People be at the forefront of any business dealings or money exchange? *birds chirping* that is the history of our United States. Money over Humanity. In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by …

The Audacity of having an Opinion

“Politics and Family Don’t Mix” I have sat through this electoral process for the last year and some change, watching listening and carefully collecting my thoughts and opinions. Being open to dialogue with family even though we clearly envision something different, very different of our future and sides of the aisle. I respect those of whom hold different opinions, because I learn from their thinking, I learn their values and ultimately get a better understanding of how they see the world and what a change might mean to them. Daily, I aid in the care of my two elderly grandparents, for multiple reasons, but these past months the channel on their HDTV has not changed. No matter the day nor time it has been glued to the election and nothing more. Hours of having media bullshit and enlightening rhetoric, with aggressive commentary battered into my brain leaving minimal room to fully encompass the natures of this election without sway and voting privileges to mesh in with my reality. I just wanted this whole embarrassing muppet …

The Catchup

I owe ya’ll an apology. I have not been as committed to you recently.. rather cheating a bit… The last three weeks my focus has been on a community food drive my team at LGNDVRY.com have committed ourselves to. November 1st we began a donation drive aimed at helping families whom are having provider incapability’s and those who have been displaced or living on our city streets living in hunger. We, at LGNDVRY wanted to provide a full fall solstice meal to at least 150 families. Personally, I don’t and haven’t in the past handful of years really enjoyed this national holiday, for the history and meaning behind it. I am Native, this holiday isn’t one, for me, to sit around a table, give joyous stories or thankful nodes and feast on a plate full of food. While I am the only awaken’ed being in my family, it is hard for me to recognize or celebrate during this November month. The turkeys placed at grocery check out stands, to cranberry dressing, yams and fucking pumpkin …

Friendships and a Partae.

  Saturday November 5th. Counting blessings by the day and life could not be more of a motivation for me to live, live this life that is utterly unpredictable and beautiful in every way. Just follow the path Jacquie, it has been more then generous and it only gets better.  – J Yo Today one of best of friends came into town to visit with family and to celebrate her birth-Tae. Although work called me upon me at the rise of the sun, I made sure that this eve was all hers. It has been exactly one year since I last seen her. The city of angels last blessed our meeting and this year our hometown welcomed her presence with open arms. It has been heavily on my mind exactly what does a true friendship look and feel like. As I have grown older I have become very aware, almost too aware, of the people I choose to keep in my life and whom I choose to move to a different life station. Don’t get …

2017 Planner Pick

We are getting close to ending this fabulous year, and with two months to go, don’t let finding your 2017 planner get you in a frenzy. Since I am an avid fan and shopper of their leather travel journals, I decided to invest in the planner too. Check out Mochi Things! The 2017 Journal J Planner is a super cute and well made scheduler! The 2017 Journal J Planner is a dated planner that covers 14 months from November 2016 through December 2017. The 2017 Journal J Planner includes a total of 192 pages divided into the following sections: 6 pages of Intro 1 page of Personal Information 2 pages of Calendar (2017 – 2018) 2 pages of Yearly Plan 28 pages of Monthly Plan (14 months) 122 pages of Weekly Plan (61 weeks) 14 pages of Patterned Note 14 pages of Plain Note 3 pages of Map (World & South Korea) The 2017 Journal J Planner is designed with Weekly Plan pages following each set of Monthly Plan pages. This allows you to plan …

Jacquie Yo

Author, Blogger, Journalist and Writer Head journalist at LGNDVRY.com, frequent contributor at Collectivelifesytle.com and leading content coordinator at TheMashup.net, Jacquie has created her own lane in journalism. Jacquie has also recently published her second book, a biography on the life of Patti Palamidessi in The Other Four-Letter Word. Taking her love for writing and music, she created CapCitySoul.net to embrace the talent living in Sacramento, Ca in 2009 and spent two years at Sacramento State University College Radio, KSSU, as a Hip Hop journalist/personality for the Get Low Show. She also lends her knowledge of the industry as a public speaker and volunteer for urban independent arts. For more information on all things Jacquie Yo click here –> jacquieyo.wix.com/jacquieyo

One Year – An Intro to Self Discovery

I lived in silence for well over thirty years. I could not scream loud enough for my ears to hear my needs. It was last October that I decided to break my silence. I can tell you everything that led up to that specific moment that begged for attention to be paid to ME, but that will require more than one blog post to explain. What I will share, is what this last year of self discovery has taught me. I was the type of person that put everyone’s needs before mine because I knew that I could help and handle whatever roadblock was being produced in another’s life. I, humanly, could not sit by and see another crashing into mental disruption or emotional torment. So I helped, always keeping in the back of head, “Treat others as you would want to be treated.” If I had my own problems or conflicts, I detoured in order to not deal with the immediate need to repair my path, I had become the fleshy blinking hazard lights …