My family, from what I have been told and taught, have been bootleggers, moonshiners, sharecroppers and farmers. One of my favorite memories growing up is the natural light in my … Continue reading Learning To Watch The Sunrise…Even In A Pandemic.
My writer friend Ashley Yates said something last year that has stuck with me: “Black women take care of Black women.” It has taken this pandemic just to see how … Continue reading In The Middle Of A Start-Over…
As of this posting, we (my family and friends) are at about Day 9-10 of a self-imposed/mandatory quarantine. Now, my parents are Baby Boomers. I had a grandma that farmed. … Continue reading March Madness: This Is Where We At?
I have a confession. The first time I went Trick or Treating, I was 8. I went with my cousins in North St. Louis city. Even in retrospect, I wasn’t … Continue reading Why I Stopped Taking My Kids Trick Or Treating
The world we live in today, you could easily be wrapped in fear. Seriously! With police killings, racism, internet trolls being at an all-time high, being afraid is the new normal. It’s … Continue reading The Absence Of Fear: It’s Never Too Late To Be Unafraid
‘Self-care’ seems equally simple and complicated. We know that self-care can be any and everything: from a Starbucks visit to a 10 day stay in Oahu. We know that no … Continue reading Self-Care Is Not A Discriminator Of Persons. Neither Should We Be.
“If you are silent about your pain, they will kill you and say you enjoyed it.” -Zora Neale Hurston It was my husband that told me my swag was low. … Continue reading The People That Say They Love You When You Don’t How To Love You.
SEPTEMBER HAS ARRIVED! It’s back to school time. The weather is changing, the world is shifting gears getting ready for the holiday season…there’s so much to do. The time is … Continue reading You Need You