I hope you find these words to be an invitation to understanding why black experiences and black voices matters. … More White Feelings, Black Experiences
I wasn’t supposed to be here… 1.2 GPA end of my junior year of high school Smoking weed every day Selling weed Three minor in possessions of alcohol all by the age of 17 40 hours of community service I had to take an extra class to graduate high school I had zero basketball/academic scholarships … More I Wasn’t Supposed To Be Here
I once had a deep trauma when it came to talking in front of people and asking for help. I’m not just talking about speaking in public spaces but in one on one conversations. Let me share a couple of personal stories with you. I was at McDonald’s in college with my teammate JB … More Living Through Trauma
Majority of minorities/people of color have been taught since a young age to suppress feelings, to fight through, to not talk about struggles and trauma which has led to many turning to substances, drinking, sex, money, etc… For many of us who grew up in the hood/lower economic areas we didn’t have resources nor the … More Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness
There I am. Breathing too hard to understand Eyes paling Loud thunder above Mind renting space to the surrounding forces Here I am. The ground shakes… Body broken from the journey The soul feels… My voice reveals
2017 was one of those years for me. Emotionally and physically I went through it. From getting sick early in March to battling with the sickness for the rest of the year put me on a rollercoaster ride I did not expect going into the year. I had aspirations that 2017 would be the year … More SOAR!
Water lines coming down my face. Walking through a dark and deserted place. Dim light in front of me. Shadow behind me. What a reflection. Which direction? Melodies in my head. Singing, “we’ve come this far by faith.” Wondering what’s it going to take? More faith? Deep, deep in need. I plead…
God is faithful. Need I say more? It satisfies me to know that God’s faithfulness does not depend on me. His faithfulness is rooted in His love. Love is who God is. Over the past year, I have been learning and I am continuing to learn how to live from God’s love and not for … More God is Faithful
Faithfulness is a byproduct of being committed to something. A commitment is when you choose to be fully in mentally, emotionally and perhaps spiritually and physically. Throughout my life when I choose to commit to something, I am usually faced with immediate challenges. I know many of you may be thinking, that could be a matter … More Staying Faithful When It’s Hard
Growing up my identity was all about basketball. It was my world and at many times education came second. I never thought I would ever pursue a Master’s degree. In my earlier years of life (elementary & middle school) I was all about academics. In fact, in middle school, I once had a 4.0 gpa … More But God!