I Am in the News?

It is very easy to forget that other people are also human. I remember when I was a little teenybopper I subconsciously found slight enjoyment in commenting on other people's life mistakes/decisions. In a weird way it made me feel more normal, more confident, and more hopeful that -- despite not having everything I wanted …

Relationship Timelines: Dating, Marriage, Babies…

Is it just me or does it seem like when you are in a relationship and (1) get to a certain age (between age 25-30, at least) or (2) have been dating someone for 3 or more years (past age 21), people seem to ask the same basic questions regarding your relationship? "How long have …

Success and Competition: Is There Room for Everyone? (Part II)

Note: In Part I of this series entitled "Is There Room for Everyone?" I attempted to consider this life question through the lens of a major issue facing our society right now--- racial tension. I hope that you a chance to read it and share your thoughts! If not, it is not too late. For …

The Conundrum: Being Strong

After breaking my silence about a personal life event, I know there are a lot of people that suddenly have a lot of questions. My original post was intended to shed more light on an issue in our society than a whirlwind of questions about me. However, I accept the questions and curiosity as a …

My “Cosby” Story: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of One Sexually Assaulted Girl

When the news first broke about Bill Cosby and the numerous alleged sexual assaults, like most of you, I read different posts and articles yet could not figure out what or even who I believed. At first, I did find it strange that so many women waited so long to speak out against Cosby. Why …

Protect Your Optimism

Man, oh man! How much bad, poor, negative news can we handle? Does anyone else feel like every time they turn around there is more bad news being reported? Yes, Facebook is usually filled with positive messages and laughs; Instagram with joyous photos and smiles; but, the news, forget about it-- sad news upon weird …

Untangle Yourself.

Slaves to the mind, trapped back in time Freedom seems to be confused with nickels and dimes Success nothing more than a borrowed image Satiated by perverted perspectives Chained to rusty bars of mental prisons Fighting for the chance to realize destiny While clothed in costumes of hijacked dreams Stolen language, borrowed frames Walking in …

10 Lessons I Have Learned in the Past Hectic Month

1. Praying for strength might mean I have to experience life puzzles that require me to exercise/expose my weakness in order to gain and maintain "strength." 2. Be less afraid of standing my ground and fighting (figuratively). 3. Accept that opposition is inevitable and necessary; and then learn how to prepare to win. 4. Being healthy is more important than being "hot" or happy. …