You, dear heart, are meant and built and destined for flight. Continue reading Hi, I’m Tender
I’m thinking of my Mama. I’m thinking of Maya Angelou. Im thinking of Sandra. I’m thinking of women who have found themselves in strange places from time to time. I’m sitting at a table, in my mind, with these women. I’m watching Maya sip tea, and Mama take a long drag from her cigarette, and … Continue reading Mother Maya Teaches Me Still
Who can plan or intend love as a social statement? Or rather, can one even plan love? I’d never heard of Mildred Loving before I met Andrew. I had no intentions for an interracial relationship. I had no desire for advocacy. No plan, no agenda, no motive. No desire for 40,000 people to read our … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mildred Loving
Their storybook success story became a storybook horror story, and you wouldn’t even know it. Continue reading Paradise, Interrupted.
Foreign young women shouldn’t walk down dark streets alone. And, a gentleman should accompany her back to safety. We both knew this. Continue reading Part 1: No, I wasn’t r****
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?
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
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)
You’re going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. This is the blueprint of a predator. Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is … Continue reading You Are Silk