Am I Invisible? Longing to be seen in a filtered society.

Do you ever feel invisible? If we’re honest, probably each of us would admit to feeling invisible at some point in our lives. Maybe it was a parent who never took the time to get to know you.Maybe it was the significant other who said they loved you, but never had time for you.Maybe itContinue reading “Am I Invisible? Longing to be seen in a filtered society.”

My Mask ~ Embracing My Identity

Have you ever hidden the truth for so long you couldn’t tell where it ended and the lie began?  I did…for 30 years. For a long time, the mask was easy to maintain. I’d worn it so long it wasn’t a part OF me, it WAS me. It was how I saw myself & presentedContinue reading “My Mask ~ Embracing My Identity”

Debbie Allen ~ Honoring BHM

Kennedy Center HonoreeTony WinnerEmmy WinnerActressDirectorProducerChoreographerStar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Debbie Allen knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a professional dancer, but for a black girl in the 1950s, that dream didn’t always seem attainable. At 12, her talent was undeniable, but the color of her skin kept herContinue reading “Debbie Allen ~ Honoring BHM”

Be The Bridge by Latasha Morrison

Last year, I was drowning in a sea of feelings & emotions. My head swirled with terms, phrases &  social constructs. I was desperate. I wanted to learn, grow and dig in. I needed a resource. Even more than that, I needed direction & hope. God lead me to Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s HeartContinue reading “Be The Bridge by Latasha Morrison”

Leslie Odem Jr. ~ Honoring BHM

Smooth. Flawless. Perfection.  These words seem inadequate to describe the incredible (and I do mean INCREDIBLE) talent that is Leslie Odem Jr. Although he’s known as an actor of film, tv & stage, it’s his voice that has had the biggest impact on me. When he starts to sing, the world melts away. I closeContinue reading “Leslie Odem Jr. ~ Honoring BHM”

Silence Speaks

You listened to the jokes.You heard the comments.You cringed, wishing someone would say something.You sat…silent. So did I. I hated confrontation. I avoided it at all cost. It made my stomach churn to think about confronting an uncomfortable situation. That’s not to say I didn’t have convictions. I did; but no one knew what theyContinue reading “Silence Speaks”

Curls by Ruth Forman

Ahhhh! Ok! I have to share this new book I got. I’m so EXCITED! Can you tell??? Yes, it’s a children’s board book. (Not everything has to a 700-page Harry Potter novel.) Because I’m a curly girl and follow a lot of curly hair accounts, this book kept showing up in my social media feeds.Continue reading “Curls by Ruth Forman”

Representation Matters: She Looks Like Me

Representation Matters. Tears ran down my cheeks as I watched the inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden. Woman after woman commanded the stage. Some looked like me. Others looked like you. I watched and remembered… She Looked Like Me When I was a little girl growing up in Ohio, I remember what it felt likeContinue reading “Representation Matters: She Looks Like Me”