I am making this post as an appeal to all of my Torches. The Ideal Firestarter is a place created for support, love, and to talk about hard things. This … Continue reading ICE & Apps: What Can You Do?
It’s August and that means KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! Hallelujah! The end of summer is a bittersweet time. I’ve always felt the beginning of a new school year … Continue reading What The Village Looks Like: The School, The School Supplies & Teachers’ Classroo
At age 88, Chloe Ardelia Wofford, known through the world and its universes as Toni Morrison, has passed away. It feels right that this piece, that her passing, has happened … Continue reading We Have Surrendered To The Air
I met the incredible Tracie Berry-McGee during the second cycle of The Awakenings Project-STL. She is doing incredible work with young Black women in arenas of mental health and mentorship … Continue reading It Takes A Village: Spotlight On Tracie Berry-McGee
At the naive age of 19 years old, I moved into my first apartment with a friend of mine. I thought I had life all figured out, only to quickly … Continue reading Learning How To Empower Black Men
Have I had negative experiences with Black men? Of course I have, but I have also had negative experiences with people in general and that has not stopped me from … Continue reading Black Man, Black Man—You Mean So Much To Me
The first time I was ever called a nerd I was 10. I mean, made fun of because I was smart. I had no idea being smart was a thing … Continue reading Why Nerds Need To Take Over The World.