I knew a boy once. Every time he looked in the mirror, he saw the father that never loved him. Or the women he always abandoned. Or the sister he molested. As each day went by, he found himself staring at his wounds and failures instead of his triumphs. He looked past his brilliance and […]
100 Questions For The Soul
Let Me Do It, Kanye and The State of The Church
Recently I read an article with the simple headline “Kanye considering starting a church.” I immediately thought I must ask my friends about this and see what they think. I sent a text to 4 people 3 of them engaged and the views were diverse and well thought out. They talked about his ability to […]
What If Your Spouse Isn’t Your Partner?
The Haunting of Harp House
Black Love, Is Marriage Hard Work?
“Marriage isn’t hard work, we make it hard”Todd Taylor said this phrase during the Atlanta Clips & Conversations event for Black Love, the docuseries created by Codie and Tommy Oliver that captures love stories of black married couples. Season 2 of the docuseries airs on May 12th and Atlanta was the last stop on the […]
An Ode To The LGBT Community
There is something beautiful about a person who is willing to be completely authentic to their hearts desires; especially when those desires go against popular rhetoric and design. The other day, as I sat in Tin Lizzy’s stuffing my face with this Sante Fe quesadilla, I watched a women introduce herself as Megan. She wore […]
Love Isn’t Enough.
Love. Hatred. Resentment. Sadness. Arguments, Misunderstanding. Loneliness. Beauty. Laughter. Possessiveness. Growth. Death. Life. Marriage. is all of the above. It translates the deepest emotions into the most aggressive actions at the drop of a dime. It is the effervescent mirror that reflects our behaviors and tendencies. The mirror that we naturally avoid as we settle […]
Who Has the Answer? A Piece About My Fear for My Black Men.
I’ve always loved black men. The way they walk, their style, the culture they represent, and the beauty that reflects in their different hue’s of brown. I’ve always believed in them. I believed that they were more intellectual than society wanted to portray and that their creativity and potential for success far outweighed the presumption […]
Newlywed: The Good, The Better, & The Best
So, on July 31, 2013, two months and 14 days after I married the most amazing man i’ve ever met, I am ready to share my newlywed thoughts, experiences, and realizations! (DUN DUN DUN!!) Hehe, just kidding. As i reflected on this topic, I thought to categorize our experiences into three different sections: The good, […]