I remember going to make pottery or being a "body-guard" for my grandmother during events when I was little. I thought the nerve of these events to not have any snacks, coloring books, or TV to watch. Why would anyone come to an event without food? To this day, I'm still not sure why. In… Continue reading Managing Trauma for the Kids (Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day)
Welcome back! There are just a few weeks left in 2017 and guess what?! We've got good news! Homegirl made history! Actress and stand up comedian, Tiffany Haddish made her Saturday Night Live debut this weekend, while sprinting a lot of black girl magic on your dinner as the FIRST black female stand-up comedian to… Continue reading The Good News: In the Spotlight
Congratulations! You’ve made it back to Tuesday. We’ve got good news! Repeat after me… Secure.The. Bag. Wednesday, Rapper Eminem and his song publisher locked down half $500,000 plus court fees after winning a high-profile New Zealand case. New Zealand’s center-right National Party aired a slightly different instrumental of the rapper’s biggest hit, Lose Yourself, almost… Continue reading A Congrats is in order!
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… 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… Continue reading We Were Created to Express Ourselves
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?Like… 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… Continue reading Resting in Him over Striving Alone
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… Continue reading Pomodoro Technique: The Tomato that Changed it all.
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… Continue reading Mobilizing a Plan: Starting 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… Continue reading The Good News: New Jersey gives free baby boxes