On January 25, I left my job, not knowing it would be my last day. After 18 months of various situations, my last day wasn’t even by my own doing. I left that day under the impression that my paid leave was temporary. That leave turned into two months, then a termination. As an educator, … More Losing My Job=Freedom
Freedom reigned Freedom sang Freedom minimized the pain Freedom won Freedom come Freedom put away the guns Freedoms near Freedoms here Freedom crying no more tears Freedom flight Freedom fight Freedom that we know our rights Freedom us Freedom we Free to celebrate JUNETEETH
I did it again! But this time with a new self published poetry collection. For about 3 years now I debated back and forth if I should release a new poetry book and if I should take the route of publishing it on my own. It took some time getting the format down and sending … More “Her Final Entries” A Collection of Poems & Affirmations, Available Now.
For most of my life I had always been the girl that had a boyfriend. Having a guy was like having my favorite accessory on and when I didn’t have it I felt like something was missing. When one guy left there was always another waiting close by. I was boo’d up so much that … More 6 Years Single & Over Dating
“If your version of me respecting you involves me disrespecting myself, you can go.” Have you ever experienced a person that makes you feel guilty for saying no? Or just an indifference to how they make you feel? They make you feel terrible for setting a boundary. They make you feel like you’re being difficult … More Setting Boundaries: No Guilt Tripping
Standing out in the fields under a scorching sun Arrested under the fear of whips and rabid dogs Forced to pick cotton or reproduce, whether we wanted to or not Sounds like history… my history. Perched on our hands and knees until they bled dark red Scrubbing floors, washing dishes, cleaning windows Using gritty … More History… My History
I wasn’t with Benjamin for long, but it felt like forever. Our relationship was eight months of me trying to change him and mold him into what I wanted… it was a fail. It all started the summer before senior year when Ben randomly added me on Facebook. We never really talked at school, but … More The Lazy One
Yesterday I went to my first Black Lives Matter protest. I was hesitant at first, but my friends convinced me and I am so glad I was able to be apart of something so big. As a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., I plan on being more involved in what is going on … More The REAL Solution to the Black Lives Matter Movement