One of the most memorable moments that I experienced during the trip to my homeland, Brazil earlier this year, was unexpectedly stumbling upon a ceremony known as Festival of Lemanja. It was at a locals’ beach adjacent to Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf Mountain) that I saw a large group of mostly Afro-Brazilians gathered under a … More Candomblé (Part I)
It’s a crazy, surreal, indescribable feeling when you realize that life is not random — that it has purpose. When you realize that there are signs everywhere of choices you should make, directions to take, validations of your gut instincts, it can feel overwhelming. It can be confusing, but I’ve found that the more you … More Following Divine Signs
They say what happens in the dark comes to light and that shit is the God’s honest truth because it just happened to me. Well, correction it came to light for one person but everyone else knew what I was doing. Still the shit is kinda crazy because no lie, I probably would have took … More Living Life With No Regrets – Guess What Happened To Me
Incident after incident keeps popping up and I am sick of it. “Karens” are popping up everywhere there is a camera to record them. For those that are not familiar with “Karens”, this has become the nickname for white women who have been perpetuating racist behavior and seniority over a situation and then trying to … More Tired of The “Karens”
If you haven’t watched the season finale of Insecure I suggest you ignore this article until you finish the season. If you’ve had the chance to enjoy all the drama, keep on reading because baby do I have some shit to say. First of all I’m going to start off with, WE ALL SEEN IT … More Side Baby: Could You Accept Your Significant Others?
Being a parent is truly a wonderful experience. I can’t wait for the day I can experience all the one in a lifetime moments with my children. I commend all parents, but I give a special praise to single parents. The job of parenting isn’t always an easy task. I’ve known this after watching my … More The Truth of Single Parenthood
(image courtesy of Shutterstock) I don’t think there has been a louder anti-racism revolt since the Civil Rights Movement. The Black Lives Matter revolution that we are witnessing right now is opening the eyes of America– including white Americans — to the violent systemic racism that exists in the United States. It is inspiring protests … More Black Lives Matter in Brazil, Too. #VidasNegrasImportam
Seeing the world for the first time in 1993. Being the last of 4 children. Being raised by a older mother. Growing up singled out and abandoned by my father. Being 20 years apart from the first born. Being raised by a single mother who had breast cancer, lupus, and a small hole in her … More Discovering Akilah