Conception and motherhood are not one in the same. Continue reading mizuko kuyo
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
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****
Imagine the challenge of introducing an indigenous spiritual practice, laced with my personal experiences, history, and primary orisha intro, all in 6 minutes and 20 seconds!! Continue reading I Spoke at PechaKucha Atlanta!
I’m a new college teacher to 106 hard headed students who’ve taught me in one semester that i’m really just looking at myself. Continue reading teaching college is hard as shit, and students are afraid to be creative.
The Universe doesn’t set its children up for failure. Continue reading Confidence In Creation + Loving My “Deformities”
I find that I’m at the precipice of a lifestyle change. Or already going through one. My opinions are changing, and some stances solidifying. I’m standing on my square and witnessing it morph into a cube. I always say… I have no answers. But I’m ever finding that I indeed have a few. 1) This … Continue reading 28
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