Play By Your Own Rules

Play By Your Own Rules

Lesson for life: Life is so funny… the waves turn so much. Friends come and go and loved ones pass away or leave to greener pastures. I love the quote: Go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated. But, I’ll remix and say Go where you’re truly loved, where people...
Enslaved

Enslaved

In 2005, Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary, a social worker and clinical psychologist, wrote a book called The Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. The book addressed and researched the residual effects that slavery had on African...
Mother Of A Decade

Mother Of A Decade

It’s 2013 already….and before you know it, it will be Happy New Year again. But this year is special to me because I turned 33, which means all sorts of revolutionary things will be happening. I’m at Great Wolf Lodge seeing myself in the reflection, staring at my...
Olympus Has Fallen Or Has It?

Olympus Has Fallen Or Has It?

In these perilous times, we have become too close to danger. It has affected our community, neighbors, friends, and families. On September 11th, 2001, I remember a beautiful, sunny day and how quickly it changed. At the time, I was living in Brooklyn, NY and was...
Temptation

Temptation

Last Friday, I was sitting at home trying to decide whether to clean my house or make a long-awaited dinner for my family, my friend, Kelly, called. She was going to catch an early morning movie to see Tyler Perry’s latest movie Temptation. As much as I love Tyler...