Many people say I’m brave because of the leaps that I take in life. Leaps such as applying to the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago, standing up to people in high places of power, and for moving to Florida without having any friends or family here. Yet, people don’t see the fear and doubt that boils up within me behind closed doors. Although I have been blessed with many talents and abilities, my biggest weakness is FEAR. So much fear that it causes me to become paralyzed and have spiritual panic attacks. An attack that knocks the wind out of my body and breaks me down to my core in tears. Attacks in which I simply can’t see the light or a way out. Continue reading “Moving Through Fear”
Today in our society, there is a stigma associated with expressing one’s thoughts and opinions, especially if you are a part of the Black & Latino community. I was inspired by a conversation with a friend of mine that explained to me the Kaepernick situation that took place. A simple bodily gesture done during a symbolic ritual that caused an uproar in the nation. Whether you agree with his statement is not for me to argue. However, I will argue that he does have the right to EXPRESS himself.
Reading the Bible is hard. The language is difficult. Some of the books literally are nothing but numbers and names. The Bible is by far, one of the most difficult books read yet in the last 50 years 3.9 Billion copies were sold (I have like five myself). So, how do you actually read it? Continue reading “Reading the Bible is HARD but Possible :)”
I completely had a different post ready to put up but I had a series of epiphanies and God gave me a potential answer to a question I’ve been wrestling with for months. It may not work out this way but God wants me to share this moment, uncertainty and all, to be a future testimony for His greatness.
Productivity always has been an illusive mistress. I’ve been working on organization and time management skills extensively for the past five years with only occasional breakthroughs. After my return to school in 2011, I realized that if I didn’t work on it now, I would be doomed to late night cram sessions and papers for the rest of my life.
A few weeks ago, my friend @stylerepublik (ig/snapchat) was telling me about her wanting to start doing something tangible to affect her community. She recently has been putting a lot of thought into improving literacy and exposure to great works. She wants to start a book club and here’s the thinking where you can start any community program and examples using a book club.
After having a tough yesterday and really feeling defeated. I talked to some loved ones that helped me grasp staying sane until it’s my time to give back. To combat the negativity we constantly see in news, I decided to occasionally look for positive stories and share them with you all.
Today’s Good News: The Baby Box
I responded to questions that the lovely @stylerepublik brought up over the past few days to culminate my thoughts. I truly believe there are a few things that must be central to our progression in the political realm AND development as people. The most central tenants we need to focus on are self-improvement, group accountability, awareness, and not letting helplessness or apathy set in. We can do it.
Originally this was going to be one post but the sections got so long that I decided to write my thoughts about each of my target improvement sections: Education, Media, Religion, Financial, Entrepreneurship, Political, Healthcare, Community, Self, Family