I was driving home from work tonight when I saw a familiar sign. Would you believe me if I said that seeing it made me smile? Traffic is one of my greatest pet peeves. I rarely have the patience for it, and will drive an extra 5-10 miles out of my way if it means … Continue reading Expect Delays
“Sex is my spirituality.” In the half of an episode that I watched of “Girlfriends”, I remember the character Lynn making this confession during a monologue. I stored the message, and never needed to watch the show again. It just made sense to me this week. Since I stopped being a Christian, I’ve released the stigma … Continue reading Touch It
I have a friend named Kate. And she’s a gem…really she is. My last month in Orlando was an apparent gift from Beezelbub, but she countered that with Love, support, and sweetness. You know… The things that people who CAN do choose to do…because they love you. Well yesterday I was at work, and suddenly … Continue reading I have a friend, who loves me
A summer Florida morning served as the backdrop for a business-ish meeting between new girlfriends and young lady bawses. Starbucks and laughter, discussions on marriage, relationships, expressions of femininity, and personal dreams took precedent over laptops and notebooks for more than half of our time together, but sometimes business is less about numbers and more about building relationships. … Continue reading Where Does the Name “Ama” Come From?
Yes yes, yall! Today is the 2nd anniversary of my initiation as an Obatala priestess!! If you are new to You Are The Truth, or need a refresher, you can click here to learn all about my year-long initiation process of wearing white in the Ifa/Lucumi faith. I am proud that the article on my iyawo … Continue reading They Called Me Olivia Pope (Part II): 11 Things I’ve Learned as a Priestess
One fall day in November 2008, I was the center of attention but hardly remember any of the details surrounding me. I’d been flown to NYC for the afternoon to give a presentation over lunch with the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Yes….that’s right. For LUNCH. The previous summer, I’d been an inaugural Rachel Robinson International Fellow … Continue reading #Model Monday: Michelle Gadsden-Williams
Pre-Gaming On Friday night, I went to bed with little interest in my 28th birthday. I was tired from the week of moving to Atlanta and put-putting from state-to-state in order to establish a new and solid footing. In my first week, i’d visited apartment complexes, applied for a new place, saw the initial round of family … Continue reading Nudity is the Answer – My Birthday at JeJu Bath House