Screaming is good. It’s no different than sprinting-hitting a punching bag or slamming ones closed fist into a wall. All much better then curling up in bed and throwing a blanket over one’s head. A big part of being reflective; especially during a time of high stress is to not resort to behaviors that will […]Read more "반사 (Reflection)"
Someone recently asked me: “What will you miss most about being pregnant?” This question took me by surprise because lately I determined what kind of day it’s going to be based on whether or not I vomit before work. I then rate the day based on whether or not I regurgitate only bile or actual […]Read more "“Birth, life and death-each took place on the hidden side of a leaf”.-T. Morrison"
The cold snow hit my face and the wind whipped my locs back and forth in a frenzy. Hard to believe a few days earlier the sun was out and I was walking around without a jacket or care in the world. I waddled to my car-moving carefully to avoid slipping and getting the bottom […]Read more "H A R P E R"
I remember being a kid during the holiday season and looking forward to Christmas. There was always a buzz in the air as we decorated the Christmas tree-I always took an audit of how many presents under the tree were actually for me, with five kids in the family-presents piled high and I often kept […]Read more "The Holidays.."
I’ve always wanted to be a mother. I found joy in spending time with my nieces and nephews and young children in general. This love for children allowed me to become a teacher of young children and self professed educator for life. And although I’ve always wanted to be a mom, as the years ticked […]Read more "“We are born of love; Love is our mother” -Rumi"
It’s amazing how our lives are ruled by choices. As I continue to reflect on choices made in the past and recent choices made now I’m in awe at how quickly my life can shift from one gear to another. Life choices made at a very young age has changed the trajectory of my life. […]Read more "Choices"
Many whom know me, already know that I grew up in a pretty large family. I am the middle child, I have two older siblings and two younger siblings. For a very long time, my older sister and older brother led the pack. I wanted to do everything they did. My older brother introduced me […]Read more "The Popping of Pink: Back to Reality"
I am aware of organ harvesting as well as sex trafficking. I am not an expert in this field but I know this issue is not front and center within the news as much as celebrity news. However, it’s an international issue. So much so, when I was in Las Vegas-there were signs in multiple […]Read more "Organ Harvesting, Sex Trafficking and Trauma"
I remember being a freshman at Hampton University. I was 17 years old, hours away from home and still very much a virgin. The idea of sex fascinated me. At this time, many of my friends were losing their virginity and I basked in their retelling of how they lost it and what they did […]Read more "“Women Want To Too”"
I didn’t watch the BET awards. I can’t tell the last award show I’ve watched from beginning to end-however-I’m a highlight watcher. As a lover of all things pop culture-it doesn’t take much to keep abreast with pop culture through the use of Twitter and other social media platforms. Everyone was talking about Tyler Perry’s […]Read more "“Help Someone Cross”-Tyler Perry"