I didn’t attend Spelman because my godparents and mother were afraid of me going ”too far.” I almost didn’t move to DC because of the same fear but at the age 22, I didn’t want to live in their shadows and never follow my own heart’s desire. I came back home because of fear. I
There comes a time in life where we just have to be still – no rushing, no trying, no pushing – just still. We have to allow things to happen without forcing. The past few months have been a struggle trying to figure out what’s next for me. There’s been a lot of uncertainty, frustration,
When I saw this tweet from Mattie, I knew it was time to reflect on one thing: Have I been moving slower than what God wanted me to be? As I was growing up, I was taught that patience was a virtue and rushing plans could lead to failure. Even today, most people would say
“12 new chapters. 365 new chances.” As we approach the new year, this is the time we all begin to reflect on the past year. We begin second-guessing the decisions we made this year. We begin comparing our journeys to someone else. We begin comparing our 2017 goals to our success. The reflection seems to
You were striped of your culture and history, enslaved with the idea that your ancestors only worked for the master and never had anything of their own. You were told you are too fat, too dark, too loud, too poor to achieve anything year after year. Media after media. Women after women, men after men.
Last month, Melissa and I created and shared #SheHeals journal challenge. We hadn’t realized how many people were masking real trauma and learning to bury it far within in hopes of it never surfacing. Even during this challenge, we noticed how much we were living with. In our culture, we are pressed to move forward and
“This season isn’t forever. It’s a point in your journey that will push you to grow and find the sunshine.” We believe that our seasons of uncertainty or struggle would last forever. So, we lose hope, faith, and confidence in ourselves. We reevaluate every choice we’ve made that brought us to this very point, trying
Thankful for…. Mom, I can’t thank you enough for the lessons, love, and patient you have shown me. You have taught me unconditional love and gave a work ethic that I only hope to embody as I continue to grow. You have taught me that no matter what you grow up without you can change
Artwork by artist Hieu—better known as Kelogsloops This time of night always keep me up. I am always wondering and thinking, thinking about tomorrow, next year, 5 years from now. The one thing that I always find myself thinking about last is…love. Love seem to consume my mind these days and I cannot stop thinking about it.