We Have the Power to Heal

We haven’t learned the value of who we are individually; and for those who have learned this important lesson they must still erect barriers to prevent the insidious messages of low self- worth to maintain their mindset and focus.

The Cost of Truth

I don’t know what my life will be like by the end of this narrative, nevertheless the truth as I see it, know it and experience it must be spoken and shared. The end result is not up to me; I’m not sure who or what decides the outcome; this is the core of my…

Getting to Freedom

We are all searching for freedom; the type of freedom that allows us to be exactly who we are without harm to others; the opportunity to freely be as different and uniquely beautiful as we are. We use the word freedom to express a need to exist without shame, judgement, condemnation and fear.  Many if…

Still I Rise

“…Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.” – Maya Angelou

A Poem on Self Awareness

hello self i used to get lost looking for myself in the facade of a world bent on remaking the original in the image of a lie birthed in a deficit seeking elements for completion of a soul without space   I used to get lost looking for myself in the words spun by lips…

When “N#gg!r§”* Rise

 *Warning: This word — the actual word — is a prominent part of the article below. It has been somewhat sanitized in the title because, I understand, it’s a word that can shock, cause discomfort, and shut down readers before they even get to the substance — but please understand, as a person of color,…