Fat and Happy

I imagine that there is not much we can learn from a fish, but, lately I'm finding that all of God's creation speak; yep, even those that don't literally have a voice.  Charlie, my betta fish, belongs to a unique breed because their belly is only the size of their tiny little eyeball.  Even with …

Still Dripping

I loathe moments where I am dripping wet and "partially dry."  Moments when I've had to run to my car in the rain without an umbrella.  Or moments when I've finished a fantastic work out (like Insanity) and have yet to dry.  These moments are a bit frustrating.  My body is screaming for relief because …

Proud Pauper

I had the honor of being a guest blogger on the http://www.collectedyoungminds.org website.  This post was very difficult to write.  I do not have any additional words.  I hope this post speaks for itself.  Enjoy.  http://collectedyoungminds.org/art-and-culture/proud-pauper/

Turn Down After five

The title of this blog post might suggest that I am going to share what life is like after thirty years old and how it feels like I am “turning down” a lot more than I am “turning up.”  While there may be lots of truth to that statement, I do not intend to expound …

Embracing the Selma Movement in a Socially Unconscious Society

We have come to the end of Black History Month, however, I have one more topic to discuss... There are few movies that leave an indelible mark on my mind and heart upon exiting the theater, however "Selma" and "12 Years a Slave" did just that.  The mark they left have driven me to consider …

Diabolical Opposition – Colorblindness and Colorism

We live in a society that superficially superimposes colorblindness over colorism.  I'm sure you've heard it, "We should all be colorblind...and so on and so forth..." The reality is that nothing could be further from the truth.  You see, kids aren't born colorblind (in the literal sense) and neither are we, but somewhere our image …

The Blessings and Burdens of being Black

A burden by definition is a load that is especially heavy for one to carry. A blessing, on the contrary, is a beneficial thing for which one is grateful.  Is it feasible for someone to be grateful for a load that is especially heavy for them to carry?  I submit to you that it depends …