Be Kind: Random Act of Kindness Award

My dear comrade Em, of Famine to Feast, nominated me for the Random Act of Kindness Award. I had to read her post twice to make sure it was actually me she was referring to, it was an unexpected, sweet gesture. Em is truly a genuine person and she allows us to bear witness to [...]

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Friendship First & Other (Useless) Relationship Advice

"What's your secret?" "How have you guys lasted so long" "Don't you get tired of each other?" Austin and I are often interrogated about our relationship. We are also asked to consult on the relationships of our friends and families. Everyone desperately wants to know that their relationship is strong and unique or that they [...]

The Upside Down

Every day, I fear that I am going to receive a call that someone I love has passed due to the actions of someone else. Be it a stranger, a neighbor, colleague, or police offer; I can see myself going mute and collapsing as the phone hits the ground. I fear my brothers will have [...]

The Teapot

This evening, I left the house with the teapot on the stove. My mind was elsewhere, as it has been for the last couple of weeks. Sometimes I cannot remember what I just did, what I said, or how I got somewhere. I have been on autopilot, going through the motions and completing  tasks without [...]

PAX EAST 2018

  BACKSTORY During the summer of 2017, I decided I was going to surprise Austin with procuring tickets to PAX East 2018 as an anniversary/Christmas/ early birthday gift. After years of hearing his friends ask him if he was going, hearing them brag about their experiences, and Austin watching the recordings on the Penny Arcade [...]

Sunshine Blogger Award

The beautiful and inspirational Kenyatta Monique of Luminous Life Links has graciously nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Kenyatta's website and blog radiates positive energy and offers guidance and education on maintaining a healthy, confident lifestyle. It is definitely worth checking out! Kenyatta offered a wonderful explanation of the award and I will ctrl+v [...]

Thoughts From a Kid You Would Have “Walked Up To”

2006- One day, during my freshmen year of high school, after the bell rang alerting us to move to our next class, a group of kids in my biology class laughed behind me as I gathered my binder and backpack. I began to walk out of the classroom but stopped to turn around with a [...]

“Tell Your Story in Six Words”

Yesterday, I had the honor of listening to Michele Norris speak in person at a wonderful Women's Forum. If you do not know who she is, she is an award-winning journalist and author and was the first African-American female to host a series on National Public Radio (NPR); she formally hosted NPR's All Things Considered. On [...]