Reclaiming our Worth

Who are you when you’re not defined by your work? How do you feel about yourself when you do not have the external validation of being a “provider”? How do you even begin to process these questions when society is designed to only celebrate money and status as success? When you sit still and unravel…

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There is beauty in the discovery.

On the Mountain

If you engage with me heavily or are familiar with my words – you probably follow me on twitter and you probably came to this post via a link posted there; I want to take the time to say thank you first and foremost for being part of this crazy ride that’s been my discovery…

Good Morning

I may not walk beside you at every moment lay with you at night but my days don’t start without you In those morning hours filled with the quiet I wait for you I’ve never been patient but I bridle that sense of flight because I know you’ll see me and when you do our…

No Reason to Reject the Ordinary

As an writer I’ve always hoped for a grander life, so that after I’d passed my prime or relevance, I could write a shocking, interesting memoir and be that cool old lady who had seen the world. Unfortunately, my life has been relatively average in most respects and average is what doesn’t get written about….

Shadowshaper – This is not a review, not really.

If you haven’t heard of Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older then I clearly haven’t been doing my job as an advocate. It’s a YA novel that features an Afro-Latina protagonist from Brooklyn, who finds her self, her magic and her light with the help of her curiosity, reasoning and amazingly delightful group of friends and family…

August Blues with a bit of News

August is a tough month for me, current events aside; the 3rd is my late Grandmother’s Birthday and the 19th marked one year since the passing of my Mother In Law.  I can’t believe it’s been a year already.  Beyond the forced acknowledgement of my family’s losses over the past two years, I’ve been making…

Does that make me crazy by Bassey Ikpi

I first heard Bassey Ikpi’s voice during one of the Def Jam Poetry shows…it was clear as a bell and I felt an instant connection to her. At the time, she was known as a writer / poet but not much more. Since then, she’s become an advocate for mental health and started to speak…

Take Off Your Cool

I dislike change. Even when it’s for the better. I’ve been going through a lot of growing pains and while I’m excited for what the future holds, I would be lying if I didn’t admit I was shit scared of the unknown. The biggest thing for me is: What do I love enough to sacrifice…