Speak, Surrender

You can’t speak to me like you used to. I am not the same. I don’t allow anyone to use words that will put me in shame. Distance is a great power and sometimes silence even more. Everyone has to get to a place where they say, no more. The most freeing thing is to…

New Identity: As Defined By Me

There are times when we don’t see ourselves properly. For a very long time I allowed others to project onto me their ideas of who I should be. I began to listen to the thoughts about how much money I should be making, how much time I should spend in a position, what I should…

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…

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…

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…