I had a class on Tuesday night, and sat in front of a woman who looked like me – my complexion, my same short hair cut, but with sweeter, wider eyes like they’re ready to see new things. In this class, we had to work together in groups, and at one point I mentioned that … Continue reading “How Did You Become So Confident?”
Change…my life path number. One of the only things in life guaranteed to us. Stability. Hasn’t been much of that surrounding me on the outside in recent months…but I’ve been maintaining my spiritual center. There is no perfect time to start your life or your dream, you know. There will always be a bill, and … Continue reading How Will I Fly?
February was a doozy, and i’m happy for March. This morning, i’m reflecting on a convo with my Dad on Christmas: Me: Dad, I want to be Powerful. That’s my word for the year. Dad: But baby, you already are. Me: I don’t mean like the Power of prayer or Power of my emotions….rather, … Continue reading My Reason for Rebellion
Fall in Love during the winter. When it’s cold and bleak. When life isn’t pretty and the air smells grey. Fall in Love before everything is in bloom. When life is raw and biting. When numb fingers stroke you, and blistered imperfect lips kiss your back. Fall in love when it isn’t easy, and make … Continue reading Fall In Love
One thing I know for sure is that Love always finds me. Love is a gift, a budding blooming flower. Hormone induced. The great illusion and the greatest joy. The truest teacher. The little death. Inexplicable and imperfect. Divine. Temporary and cyclical. And my heart is as open as the sky. Continue reading On Love
She always had the type of voice that made you want to cry and hug God at the same time…an effortless perfection. Anita and I met in 2003 when I joined the Augusta-based youth performing arts ensemble, Creative Impressions. I was singing for fun, but even then she was following her destiny. Back in July of … Continue reading Sweet 16 Reflections (Guest Post)
It was one part ingeniousness and two parts depravity. As simple as moving a comma in a sentence. Once the initial conquest had subsided there was really no need to restrain with violence. The captors had been co-opted into the subjugation. In a clear and unambiguous motion, Blacks were enlisted as co-conspirators … Continue reading Encroachment on All Sides: Dispossessing the Black Woman of Her Body and Property Rights (Guest Post)