Permission to Feel: It’s okay

You are not weak because you have feelings. You are not wrong for taking a break. You don’t have to apologize for not meeting someone’s expectations. You don’t have to say yes when you want to say no. You don’t need permission to feel. You don’t need approval to be real. You owe yourself the…

Your Truth Matters: Rejecting Conformity

Everyone has a truth. We hide from it to accommodate the ones who caused the pain. Why do we do that? In this world it is not always acceptable to acknowledge what is wrong. As much as we have free speech, silence gets rewarded more. No press, no judgement, no explanations with penalties. Silence is…

Inside of You

Do you know where you’re going ? Is it hard to tell ? When life gets rough and you can’t figure out if disappointments mean you’ve failed. They say rejection is just redirection. So don’t give up hope. Take the detour to the path only you know. What’s best for you is within. Follow your…

The Rise of You

To believe in oneself is a start. To go right or left is the decision. Right to the self worth you deserve. Or sway with the old habits you just left? It’s not easy to stand. People are more comfortable with your weakness than your strength. The old you let it all go. The new…

When it’s not popular

Is it possible to share your truth without scrutiny ? Is it possible to be seen as credible without credentials ? We see time and time again the difficulties victims have to come forward about injustices. How do we stand when it’s not popular? Who do we lean on when no one will stand with…

What you know vs. who you know

Lately I’ve been watching hiring practices. I’ve seen with my own eyes people who have manipulated the hiring process, whether falsifying a resume, getting a job because their buddy works there or climbing their way into a network without a genuine interest in the actual role but the income. I get it’s survival of the…

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…