Dear Black Woman

Dear black woman. You matter. You are valuable. Your opinion is valid. You are not alone. When you feel misunderstood. And like nobody is listening. I am listening. I hear you. I see you. I am you. The love you were created with. Covers you each second. You aren’t dramatic. You aren’t too loud. You…

Growth as a Woman

Do you know how powerful you are? That your words have meaning ? Are you aware of how you can build? And just as quickly tear down ? Do you act with kindness when no one is looking ? Do you lovingly accept when they are undeserving ? How often do you forgive or do…

Friendship: Grateful Moments

When you can’t show up for yourself. And you need a little help. Friends are there to lift you up. When you go through tough times. Your real friends stand by you. I’m so thankful to my friends. Who have proved to be family to me. I’m forever thankful for their unconditional love and presence….

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…

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…

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…