I Don’t See Color Means I Don’t See You

“I don’t see color. I just see you.” For years, I found comfort in those two sentences. They made me feel accepted, like I belonged. I eventually discovered the complete opposite was true. Because others didn’t see my color, neither did I anymore. I lied to myself for years, saying that was a good thing.Continue reading “I Don’t See Color Means I Don’t See You”

“I Just See You” – My Color-blind Experience

“I just see you.” For so long, this sentence brought a sigh of relief. When I heard it, I left safe. It was like a favorite blanket, a safe place to hide, a well-kept secret among friends. But recently, I’ve felt something different when I hear those words. What once brought a sense of security,Continue reading ““I Just See You” – My Color-blind Experience”

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”

Phylicia Rashad ~ Honoring BHM

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a wife and mom…not just any wife & mom. I wanted to be just like Clair Huxtable. Actress. Singer. Stage Director – Phylicia Rashad has been bringing characters to life in our homes and on stage for decades.  HerContinue reading “Phylicia Rashad ~ Honoring BHM”