When I face hardships in life that leave me hurt and frustrated I move. Recently I find myself searching the face of God through my art. I am pushing myself to try new things and learn how to use what stands out in my environment as a conscious check-in to what I am feeling on the… Continue reading Movement Monday!
I am proud to say that I am an established Afro-Latina writer, Therapist, Dancer, Artist, professional and so much more. However, I am frustrated with the ignorance of those who attempt to box me in.I feel as though I am too Black for the Latinos and too Latino for the Black culture. I am tired… Continue reading Movement Monday!
Now that the smoke has settled from the heated Alabama election and we push forward towards the largest tax restructure in our lifetimes, what does Alabama tell us about the future of our nation? Why did black people choose Doug Jones over Roy Moore? This is Part Two of my piece from last week. If… Continue reading Alabama and Pragmatic Black Voters
The past year has been a tough one for me. I've had highs and lows that have sculpted me into a man who I would not have recognized months before. I did one of the best things in my life and possibly one of the most dangerous: I asked God for something. *gasps* I know… Continue reading In God I Trust
Wednesday started off in a positive note in the midst of the maelstrom of heartache and headache that the past year has been for a black person living in 45's America. For those unplugged, yesterday Doug Jones won Alabama's Senate seat after a highly contested battle against Roy Moore. While it would take me an… Continue reading Democracy off the Rails
He told me, "So many reasons are there to love you. Your cute smile, your sweet laugh, your innocence and your kind heart makes me love you." The definition of love has changed dramatically over time. The expression of love has changed even greater. Stalking someone's social media site and double tapping several of their… Continue reading He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not
Where is the fine line between a woman dressing classy vs trashy? I remember having a heart to heart with my good friend Walter, as he tried to mentally prepare me for my move to Miami. He warned me that the Miami culture is totally different from Chicago. That I would be surrounded by people… Continue reading A Woman’s Worth
I'm smart. I read well. I can do math at a high level. I'm talented in multiple fields of art, music, and communication. I understand conceptual problems with relative ease and enjoy good philosophical exercises. However, paperwork, emails, and essays give me anxiety. Missed text messages and interpersonal conflict can keep my mind tied up… Continue reading What is Normal Anyway? (High Functioning Mental Illness)
What is your purpose in life? Can you envision yourself there? How bad do you want that dream? Are you willing to makesacrifices? What are your short/long term goals? What are you doing on a daily basis to get there? We live in a generation of instant gratification. This has caused us to become irritable,… Continue reading Trust the Process
I've been very transparent about my struggles on here. I even admitted that my posting schedule has dropped significantly because of these struggles. Yesterday, I was talking with a mentee about love, life, and everything in between. God and the concept of prayer came up. While encouraging him through my weakest moments, something I told… Continue reading Pray WITHOUT ceasing