boundaries, part o n e

this weekend my momma and I went to watch the movie girls trip together. [ spoiler alert ] it is a tale of four women who developed a strong bond of sisterhood during college and maintained those bonds post grad, but after years of an accumulation of words left unsaid and hurt feelings left unresolved, [...]

i’ve been. broken open.

play this softly while you read my blog, for its full effect. religion isn't my thing anymore, i can only do relationship. theology isn't my thing anymore, i can only do experience. it wasn't a conscious decision i made, but the foundation of my religion inevitably crumbled because its foundation was faulty and i had [...]

forgiveness and love:

forgiveness is my ability to realize that we are all equals and that i have committed the same misguided choices-- mistakes, as others have. if i am unable to see myself in the flaws of someone else, it is my own suffering that is blocking my vision. when i forgive, i say: "have i made [...]

words of a woman

words of a woman is my mini-documentary series about women, inspired by boombox in the sky, my debut book of poetry and prose that you can purchase at my books tab. it was filmed by my girl samantha menses and directed and edited by myself. boombox in the sky is a book of poetry purposed to [...]

word to the wise two-point-oh

hey whats up hello! oh my sweet baby jesus it has been so long since i have written to you, but girl we got a makeover check out the new place! you'll notice that there is a new books tab. its there because i wrote a book... i moved to LA exactly six months ago [...]

who do you think you are?

who do you think you are?

A few months ago I set some personal goals and decided that singing at open mic’s was going to be something I wanted to do regularly. I googled ‘local open mic’ and found one that was up the street from my apartment every Monday. Monday approached and I decided to check it out first before [...]

on cultural appropriation and self-love

on cultural appropriation and self-love

Last Thursday night I drove to LA to take a couple of dance classes. On my way to class I was walking up Hollywood Boulevard when I crossed paths with two Asian girls who had Senegalese Twists in their hair. Like, with synthetic kinky hair and shells adorning them. I had never seen this in [...]

on self-care

on self-care

Last May 2015 I decided to be single for a while. I had just gotten out of a relationship that was on and off for three years and going nowhere fast at extreme speeds. It wasn’t my first dance with romantic love. Prior to this relationship I was in a 1.5 year long relationship with [...]

on turning twenty-six

on turning twenty-six

I have never had to consider how I felt about aging until recently as my 26th birthday approaches. Turning 25 was a bit nerve wrecking but I didn't have to come to terms with it in the same way that I have 26. As of October 24th this year, I will be in my late [...]