Conflicted Conversation

Everyday I have the pleasure and sometimes pain of engaging with people experiencing various types of poverty. Everyday I drive past the college that I attended with the hope of breaking a cycle of poverty within my own life. But here I am back staring it in the face. The many different faces poverty represents….

Twenty Something

If you’re twenty something like me, ever been twenty something or approaching it soon, I want to talk to you. I want to tell you that everybody’s life journey is different. I thought I could figure out my life by planning and working super super hard and being remembered as a tremendously kind person. If…

This is For You

For every woman. And every girl. Every one seen before she speaks. How to act, how to dress, how to appear. It’s an everyday thing. While some get to express how they feel. Others might be shamed. I’m bothered. By what we have done to women. Who experience injustice. Maybe the moment in which she…

The Best Part of You

The best part of you is the part you don’t want to share. The best part of you is the part of you that challenges you to grow. It’s the moment when you feel like you can’t but you decide to do it anyway. That’s where the best part of you lives. Don’t be afraid…

Revive Your Dream

It can be disappointing when your dream didn’t come to pass as you’d expected it to. Maybe you were rejected and told no so many times that you gave up. Sometimes a no is a sign that what we are striving for isn’t for us. Other times, it is a sign that we need to…

Permission to Be

Lately I’ve been thinking about the importance of acknowledging yourself. Not anything you’ve done but who you are. If we are honest with ourselves, every day we are bombarded with messaging about who we should become. More fit, more intelligent, more beautiful, more accomplished. While those are great aspirations, I think perspective is needed. I…

I saw my obstacles as opportunities

“I created Live Positivelee during my last semester of undergraduate studies. It was a journey in which I asked myself what did I want to represent. I thought about what kind of impact I wanted to make on the world. It wasn’t just about my career, education or financial attainment. It was also about giving…