Dear Mikey, I miss you. I miss you and I think I'll always miss you. But I hate that I have to miss you in this way. I hate that now I have to talk to you with only my heart. I hate that I still wait for you to message me every year on … Continue reading Remembering Mikey
No, that's not a typo. Most times when we read headlines or posts about issues or problems related to our fathers, it's about a woman's problematic relationships with men due to her experience with her father...or her daddy issues. But that's not my story. And before you respond with "not another dead-beat-daddy" post on Father's … Continue reading My Daddy’s Issues
What have you accomplished so far this year? Have you addressed any of your new year's resolutions? Did anything celebratory happen since January 1st but the demands of school wouldn't allow you to celebrate? If so, now is the time to do so! You do not have to wait until December 31st to celebrate your … Continue reading Mid-year Update: So far in 2017
Grief sucks. I know that's not at all profound, nor terribly encouraging, but it's true. When it's all said and done, grief really sucks. It doesn't care who you are, where you're from or how much money you have. It strikes whenever it wants and there's nothing that we can do to prevent it. I've … Continue reading Grieving while Grinding
Hi good people and Happy New Year! Here we are, 8 whole days into #2017 and I am sharing what #2016TaughtMe. Why? Because I believe in looking back only to review what you learned so that you can apply those lessons to your future. Anyway, here's a quick list of things that #2016TaughtMe: Jesus can … Continue reading 2016 Taught Me…
Greetings, all! It has been a while but I am happy to be back! School is certainly taking off so I do not have as much free time as I would like to write for myself. However, I wanted to take some time to give a few brief updates as well as to share a … Continue reading Young, Gifted, Black & Christian
With all of the chaos, hatred & oppression that's going on in the world, it is imperative that we take care of ourselves. For some, it's going for a long walk or curling up with a good book or even just disconnecting from social media all together. For me, it's about friendship. I am such … Continue reading Friendship in a time of War
Today marks the 1 year anniversary of Sandra Bland's death in a Texas jail cell. She entered the facility 3 days before her death for "failure to signal a lane change" and never left. When the news broke and her arrest was plastered all over the media, I saw so much of myself in her. … Continue reading I am Sandra Bland.
I am TIRED. Tired of seeing hashtags followed by Black folks' names. Tired of mourning for Black folks whose names I wouldn't know if they had not become a hashtag at all. Tired of having to defend the character of my Black brothers & sisters from crucifixion even AFTER their deaths. Tired of waiting to … Continue reading TIRED.
Greetings! Last night as I was working on some things for class, my Twitter TL was in an uproar in a matter of minutes. As I scrolled through the posts, I saw yet another Black man's name after a #hashtag, meaning the cycle of police brutality in this country was in full swing....AGAIN. I reluctantly … Continue reading Man, Father, Son…and #Hashtag.