A Letter to Black Women

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.

Take Some Time for You

"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 [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Whether you are a mother biologically, matrimonially, or inspirationally, I pray that you are pouring into a child instead of taking out.

La Cristina Dice: The Mother/Daughter Tree

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 [...]

Keep Fighting #RESISTANCE

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 [...]

A Journey of 50,000 Words #NaNoWriMo

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 [...]

What Is Your Purpose?

I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, "Because of you, I didn't give up."

Keep Your Peace

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 [...]

Real Love Reigns #ForeverDuncan

In a world where we see so many images of terror, hate, evil, and violence, it is a breath of fresh air to see real love. The Internet was broken this weekend by #ForeverDuncan. When Sherrell Woodward woke up on Saturday morning, her boyfriend, Alfred Duncan, had a date day all planned for her. The [...]