‘Tis the summer for unexplainable and unaccountable shootings and murders of Black folks by white folks, or so it seems. To say I’m tired of the racism, brutality, and unnecessary deaths of Black people is a vast understatement. It is literally like there’s something new everyday, and a big part of me feels completely powerless. … More Black Lives Matter – but is that true for you?
For some reason, when I looked at the prompt for today’s daily post, I immediately thought of my past relationships. Inevitably, the first one that came to mind was my longest relationship, which has been on my mind quite a bit these past couple of months. One of my facebook friends seems to be going … More Gone, but still Influential
“Apply out-of-state.” About 4 years ago, I was on the phone with a friend who spoke those words of advice to me. I was hesitant and simultaneously eager to do just that. I had never really been out of the state for a considerable period of time, and had definitely not been farther away from … More What do you do with “No”?
I woke up this morning with a heavy heart, reminded of the recent violence – no matter how hard I tried to distract myself as I got ready for the day. I listened to Kirk Franklin’s My World Needs You as I prepared to leave the safe and comfortable confines of my home. I listened to … More Self-Care Amid Fury
Today has been a day full of emotions. On a personal note, I had to terminate with some of my clients because my time at my current placement is coming to an end. On a broader note, last night I saw a news post about video of the murder of Alton Sterling and I scrolled … More An Angry Black Woman – Until Something Changes
Yesterday, I spent the evening with a friend of mine and her mother; we grilled shrimp, lobsters, vegetable kebabs, corn on the cob, and sweet potatoes. It was a good time. My friend and I had been talking about recent dating updates, when she shared that she had gone on a date with someone who … More Touch-Me-Not
Today, during group supervision, one of my colleagues asked us to construct a “life story” given some prompts. Essentially, we were told to pretend that we were writing a book about our lives and to name each chapter, providing a brief summary of each one. When I saw today’s prompt, I was excited because I … More Expensive Keys