I Married for Love, Not Color

I met my husband while commuting, over a decade ago. It was a time when I wasn’t looking for anyone to share my life with. I’ve been told that that fact makes me lucky. I like to think I am.

Thicker Than Water

My mother doesn’t understand my penchant for choosing friends over family. “Blood is thicker than water,” she says. I never understood what that meant. Thick as thieves was closer to home.

April Reflection: Hamilton and Heart

April showers bring May flowers. Or, as I call it, sprinkle a little bit of magic and watch it grow.  Spring is finally here! Instead of icy sludge and freezing rain, we get humid air and sporadic downpours. It’s really loads of fun. But seriously. April was a good month for me. I hope yours…

March Reflection – Goals and Black Girls

My soul is full. Full of dread. Full of fear. And it’s twofold. I’m dreading April as I’ve set myself up for success, all I have to do is follow through. That fear of failure pulls me ina. direction of productivity. My family knows that writing is a passion of mine. I’ve had dreams for…

February Reflection: Black History

Mom: So what are you teaching from Black History Month? Teacher: We’re discussing Abraham Lincoln. Mom: … When this is the conversation have at your son’s new school, you know you’re not in Kansas anymore. That was years ago. And nothing has changed. Once again we’ve made it through another February where my children have…

January Reflection

What makes you stand in the face of adversity? January has been an interesting month. In the world of entertainment, more lives were lost. And a reality star gained a lot of power. In politics, there’s a new American president. He’s orange, a bigot, and more than half the country didn’t vote for him. The…

I’m a Writer, NOT a Blogger

Breathe life into your passions before they become hobbies. I am a writer. There, I said it. Distracted by what I thought I should be doing, I’ve been trying to figure out how to “get into blogging” in a way that suits my everyday life. After articles on what makes a good blog post, how to grow…

October 11th: National Coming Out Day!

How did you tell your parents? Your friends? How did they take it? How did you? Coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is something I’ve never had to do. The only semi-shocking news I’ve ever delivered to my family was being pregnant by a man they had yet to meet (Hi, Hubby!). But…