Before I became a mother, I along with with many other single women were always looked upon as having disposable income and disposable time. It was easy for those whom loved us to see our time as less valuable. Our time wasn’t being filled with changing diapers, feeding babies and maintaining a household. The concept […]Read more "Mothering of the Tribe"
COLDNESS. The first heavy snow storm of the season brought a crispness to the air. The cold was harsh and unforgiving. Although I’m more of a fan of warmer weather I was looking forward to the snow. Meteorologists predicted heavy snow fall and I waited with an eagerness I haven’t experienced in years. BRISKNESS. I […]Read more "GELIDITY"
I read a meme recently where it stated good things happen to good people. I agree with that, however, I also believe good things happen to not so good people and bad things happen to good people and bad things happen to not so good people. Life happens to people, whether they’re deemed unsavory or […]Read more "The Stories of Our Lives"
Harper hates keeping his socks and shoes on. He often has at least one foot bare before I pull out the driveway for our morning commute. As an infant he can’t comprehend why it’s important for him to keep his little feet covered and warm during the cooler months in New England. It’s not just […]Read more "Loc(s) of Love"
It’s Election Day. Connecticut’s coronavirus positivity rate has spiked rather quickly, as with many other parts of the country. There are still two distinct groups of people: those whom believe in the severity of covid and those whom do not. Well maybe there’s a third group-one whom recognize it’s serious but can’t fully jump on […]Read more "In Medias Res"
Deep breath in and deep breath out. Practicing deep breathing is a wonderful technique to slow down one’s mind and relax tense muscles. Paying close attention to how it feels as your chest cavity expands and then compresses is a great technique to help immediately reduce stress. Deep breathing allows one to center themselves and […]Read more "In and Out"
I’m currently thinking of the current social climate and like many of you I’m overwhelmed with the trauma I see on my timeline and news alerts. The other morning I watched in horror as a black woman was being held down by Hartford, Connecticut police officers whom accused of her stealing a car. You can […]Read more "Double Consciousness and America’s Racial Reckoning"
Life literally is a tight rope. One wrong move..BOOM. You’re falling and praying the landing is a soft thud rather than a smattering of body parts. I wrote that brief intro before the passing of our beloved actor, Chadwick Boseman. As of this current writing it is clear to me that for many of us […]Read more "Tightropes"
One of the last times I went home to Jamaica, my sister, mother and I had a short wait at the airport upon our arrival. Without hesitation, my sister and I happily sat down at a bar situated right outside the airport. In addition to ordering hot and spicy patties with warm coco bread, we […]Read more "WAP and the Boxing in of the Black Woman"
During this unprecedented time in our lives the one word that continues to swirl around and around in my mind is grace. For those of us whom have not lost our jobs during this pandemic we are finding our way back to work-many of us are loosening the way in which we may move throughout […]Read more "Grace and the Golden Hour"