in the transition

i'm now at the end of my thirty-day sabbatical from work. i return to work on june 1st. i'm so grateful that my beloved sister Erica Williams encouraged me take this time. i needed it. i was beyond burnt out. during this time i meditated, i worked with healing crystals, i reflected, i traveled, i... Continue Reading →

a mother’s day reflection

As I was about to call my Mom yesterday morning to wish her a Happy Mother's Day, I received this picture via a text with the message, "My Mother's Day breakfast, from my beautiful ❤️ granddaughters!!!!"!  Grandma's Mother's Day breakfast in bed Immediately after receiving the text, I obviously proceeded to call my Mom to wish her... Continue Reading →

shifting.

Last night, after reading about Ma’Khia Bryant, I called my soon to be 15-year-old niece. Like me, she is an unapologetic, truth-telling, brown skinned, mixed-race, Black and Hispanic, who is sweeter than honey and radical about justice. I needed to see her beautiful brown skin. I needed to hear her sweet voice. I needed to... Continue Reading →

hold space for mystery

The red cardinal outside my kitchen window sat with me this morning. We had a cup of green tea. We admired the light of the sun peeking through the clouds. Before she bid me farewell, she drew near to me. She whispered, "Hold space for mystery". And then she disappeared into the clouds as if... Continue Reading →

on trauma responses

December 28, 2020 at 2:20 am marks about 48 hours of harassing, racist, sexist and intimidating texts and phone calls from who I assume was a white male nationalist.  How this man got ahold of my phone number, I have no idea.  What I do know is that he was not impressed with my works of justice... Continue Reading →

a practice: releasing 2020

It recently occurred to me that in addition to processing the multiplicity of overlapping crises that erupted in our personal lives, interpersonal lives, vocational lives, political lives and social lives during 2020, many of us will also be responding to and feeling the weight of the impact of the decisions we made in response to... Continue Reading →

onward through 2021

2021 should be a mandated global gap year! 2020 burnt me out. I. Am. Not. Ready. But I will show up for myself and my commitments, and others and community. I’m not promising that folks will get my very best. But, I promise folks will get the very best of what I have in that... Continue Reading →

keep going

Most people look at me and immediately think that I have always had my shit together. But, that is the furtherest from the truth. I spent most of my 20s spiraling out of control. Years of bootstrapping my way through unresolved traumas, eventually manifested into reckless and self-destructive ways of being. And, I was imploding... Continue Reading →

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