I am a product of a village. I could have had all the lessons, experiences, and adventures without the community who raised me. Some of my village is still present on this side, but many have gone on to be with the Lord. It is so hard to see the people who you always saw as strong warriors slowly slip away. The hardest ones for me were my grandparents. I lost three grandparents in just under four years. Two were during this same week in March, just different years. Today's story is about my grandfather, affectionally known as Pop-Pop.
Dear Black Women, You are amazing. You are beautiful. Your love and selflessness is like none other. You are strong. You are fierce. You are light.
Today, we honor the life and legacy of one of the significant figures of the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifty years after his assassination, we are still fighting for racial, religious, gender, sexual, and cultural equality. So many communities are fighting for their civil rights. As we honor him today, ask yourself, what would King do? #WWKD
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."—Audre Lorde Even the greatest among us must remember to take some time for relaxation, a necessary component of self-care. Stepping back and taking a breath does not show weakness; rather, it shows your intelligence and wisdom to let [...]
Whether you are a mother biologically, matrimonially, or inspirationally, I pray that you are pouring into a child instead of taking out.
I imagine that my mom, my daughter and I are all part of a tree. My mom is the roots, sturdy and strong, keeping us grounded. She is for the most part unseen, but the rest of the tree wouldn't exist without her. Please read this beautiful post from La Cristina Dice about the connection [...]
I saw this on Facebook, and I needed to share here. We will not lose. Please share. Hey activist friends: despite the headlines, you are making a difference. In the words of #Banksy: "If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit."For everyone who DID something, small or big, your efforts have been [...]
For the month of November, you may see less of your friends as they participate in the annual event known as NaNoWriMo. Writers—veterans and newbies—vow to spend the month of November writing a book of 50,000 words. I've thought about participating before, but 50,000 words seemed so overwhelming. These past two years, however, have proven [...]
I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, "Because of you, I didn't give up."
Our country is in a contentious time—socially, economically, and politically. This never-ending election season seems to be the nastiest cycle of all time. Hopefully, this is a fluke and not the new norm. This spirit of "making America great again" and "being with her" has added to the divisiveness within our country. I wonder how [...]