The Quiet Afro: breaking the stereotype of changemakers People gave me dirty looks, others said I was beautiful, some questioned whether I would shake the ship because I’m obviously pro … Continue readingThe Quiet Afro: What we can all learn from sharing our stories
If your imagination stretches further than what’s covered in the media, where do you put the ideas that are generated? A blog of course. From a young age I had big issues with writing, most words didn’t connect the feelings I felt or the thoughts I’d think. Eventually after much rejection in the writing world aka school, I figured I should just write for myself and so I did. Hello Microsoft Word and eventually Evernote, this amazing cloud app on my Ipad (the very first one Apple came out with – I still have it) I wrote my finest pieces with at least one thousand spelling errors and the worst use of grammar.
Even though I’d be considered basic by any academic and journalistic standards, to me the message was clear and powerful, I can’t spell for shit but I certainly have a message to share with the people feeling alienated by the mainstream. I remember feeling a sense of accomplishment the first time I wrote, I thought I uncovered new history, but really I just solidified my knowing before I knew what it meant to truly “know”. I sent my thoughts (that definitely wasn’t “writing”) to my friends Lauren and Shamari, then sent it out to my dad. My dad was impressed, Lauren felt it was very “true” and Shamari said I should expand. With the feedback I did nothing but continue to write LOL.
Fast forward to 2017 the year of one, where I decide not to be scared anymore and to step into myself, being uncomfortable with exposure, but feeling powerful in my nudity. I will write about the universe, the social ills and wills, the greatness of God, the power of knowing, and the ability of humans to be more than the limits of our language, I just hope you won’t be afraid to venture into these topics as well in the comment section 🙂 The time to share is now; how dangerous of me, but also how lucrative. Within the create.blog side of this website you’ll see full exposure of my thoughts and my heart in other words one third of what makes up my life’s bottom line.
I promise I’ll try to keep it short or at least sweet.
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We all spend time talking about what we want. I want to be rich, I want to own a house, I want to buy a car but often we don’t … Continue readingHow the Purposeful Path Creates Discomfort
I was wondering what I would write about today because currently I don’t feel shameful about anything I’m doing or anything I’ve done in the past, but for some reason … Continue readingShameless 2018
After many guilt trips over the years, one intense year of feeling bad about my choices, I have pretty good reasons to go into this year with a focus on … Continue readingGuiltless 2018 with Releasing Practice
Each week of January I’ll be focusing on a different topic that has paralyzed me over the last year, and quite frankly most of my life. This week I start … Continue readingFearless 2018
This piece is probably the best example of how a Gemini thinks and the ups and downs of wanting to be a humanitarian, a business woman, a poet and anything … Continue readingWhere does the mind go when you have nothing in it?
The other day, my friend said that she didn’t really know how to nurture her daughter when she was born into this world. She knew that this little one depended … Continue readingMy Becoming
Most of us expect that we would eventually get past trauma after a certain amount of time, we expected that pain will eventually go away once medication is taken, and … Continue readingHealing is Not an Overnight Sensation
Dear Parents: I started this piece with the idea in mind that west Indian parents need to know what dynamic they are creating when they say certain things to their … Continue readingStatements Adults Say That fail Us
Remember when they said everything will be okay, just be positive? For some of us that worked but for others it told us what we feel is not real. I’m … Continue readingIt’s NOT just about Positivity