My Life Be Like, poetry

Paradigm Shift

Clawed hands grasp at the ceiling. Why are the hands here? What does it mean? Death’s claws?  I know what makes that image. I know there is a flower on the other end shining in the light.  I know what created this image, so why all this fright?  It was fear. I was told that… Continue reading Paradigm Shift

Hidden Gems, interviews

Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

A year ago on February 9th, 2019, I took a road trip to Santa Barbara to see an art show put together by Emily Mata, an art student at Westmont college. A photo I had shared with her was painted portraying the bond I share with an American citizen, despite our different heritage and race.… Continue reading Humanizing Immigrants and Refugees – A Conversation With Emily Mata

My Life Be Like, short story

Wonderland: Part 11- Questions and Answers

"I bet you never thought you would see me again did you?" Lacey found it ironic that now she was in control of the situation. She had handled Brian when he tried to take advantage of her and she was looking forward to exacting some revenge on Charlotte. As she was moving closer, she could… Continue reading Wonderland: Part 11- Questions and Answers

My Life Be Like

Misha’s Room Episode 7: Summer Dreaming

Ayeeeee I just want to pat myself on the back for sticking to my word and not letting ANYTHING hinder me from banging out FOUR solid episodes of Misha’s Room in the shortest, most jam packed month ever! I am Black Excellence hahaha. Don’t mind me y’all, I’m just proud of myself!  Anywho, Welcome back… Continue reading Misha’s Room Episode 7: Summer Dreaming

Relationships

How to Communicate: A Dating Survival Guide

Hey guys! I wanted to address communication skills when dating/ "talking" to someone. I have been hearing so many stories lately and I feel like this needs to be discussed. Here is advice for people who are in these roles: THE ASSUMER: Let me say first and foremost just because you are going on dates with… Continue reading How to Communicate: A Dating Survival Guide