I’ve lived a lot of life as a single Black woman and I’ve resisted writing down these thoughts for a while, but usually in my writing I find solace sprinkled with liberty and saturated with courage. Courage to share that I am nearly FORTY (yep, the big 4 0) and I have spent almost halfContinue reading “Chronic Singleness”
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Keep the Change
I see the depth of my humanity at the intersection of my darkest secrets and greatest hopes. At times I am secretly afraid and yet deeply hopeful. Teaching has unearthed a myriad of emotions. It has been a place where great joy and great need have collided. I believe I’ve needed the presence of studentsContinue reading “Keep the Change”
“You’ve been here a LOOOOONNNNGGG time, Auntie…” – my 7 year old niece And by “long time” she means that I’ve been in Orlando longer than 5 weeks. Of course, children her age have a skewed concept of time generally leading to hyperbolic expressions of events. Her tone was sweet and endearing as she describedContinue reading “Village People”
Wakanda Woman do you really want?
#Wakandaforever and ever and ever. 🙅🏾 Seriously. Short caveat before providing a minor critique of the response to the Black Panther movie. ~ Black Panther was such a substantive movie. I REALLY enjoyed it and have begun to think about how I can live in such a way that Wakanda can move beyond a figment of myContinue reading “Wakanda Woman do you really want?”
I was a late bloomer. Late to learn to drive. Late to receive an invite to the party. Ok, I was never invited to high school parties. Late to dream. Definitely late to dream. In fact, in the very literal since of the word, dreaming has never been a constant reality in my life. IContinue reading “Late Dreamer”
The beginning of the new year is generally bubbly; literally and figuratively. Bubbles can be deceptively dangerous, distorting our perspective, limiting our impact, and diminishing our hope. Yes, cute, friendly bubbles. Bubbles look stunning from the outside. Their iridescent color captures the eye. Their ability to beautifully reflect exactly what is in front of them is impressive. This isContinue reading “Bubble Trouble”
Why South Africa?
If experience is our best teacher, then progress is a prison. Our experiences can limit our ability to dream. – Dr. Myles Munroe Dr. Munroe said a mouthful! You hear me? Most of our lives experience is our only teacher. It reminds us of what we can and cannot do while slowly suffocating our dreams. I justContinue reading “Why South Africa?”