Would you like to know where I’ve been? So would I. Photo courtesy of CreateHER Stock Photos After some freelancing success and a hiatus away from all things writing-related, I couldn’t help but wonder whether or not I lost my mojo. Over the past few months, I’ve certainly felt as though I’d been torn away… Continue reading I’m BACK!
As a content writer, I’m committed to my clients’ success. I remember when I first threw myself into this field, I was incredibly enthusiastic. I didn’t anticipate any problems. I mean really. Content’s all the rage. I’m an amazing writer. How could business owners not understand that they needed me? It didn’t take long for… Continue reading Wicked Words
We talk about “Black Excellence” and regard it as this beautiful, indomitable force in people of African descent. But what if it were a product? What would its ad campaign look like? Those questions inspired this week’s video. I won’t share much about my creative process. Instead I’ll point out something very important: I didn’t… Continue reading Black Excellence
The joy that cannot be diminished in spite of hatred and heartbreak. In spite of unexpected evils that seem intent on rising up due to nature’s cruelest whim. I am here, as are you. And we shall not be stopped. I was feeling a little poetic earlier. I’m thankful that deep down, my sense of… Continue reading Just because.
This summer, I worked with a group of teenage ESL students. I remember the first time I taught them our national anthem. Everyone was ok with what we were doing, except one young woman. I’ll call her Emma. After we sang “O Canada,” I had the students work through an anthem-related activity. Once we were… Continue reading Take A Knee
NOTE: I started to write a disclaimer for this post, but then I erased it. Honestly. What do I have to apologize for? My main focus in this post is on trends that I’ve noticed among certain Christians. If this post doesn’t apply to you, then trust me. I’m not talking about you. Whether they… Continue reading Losing My Religion: Flat Earth Faith
I’ve been thinking about the future of my page. In the days to come, I’d like to dig deeply into self care and spirituality. But before I move forward, I really feel the need to take a look at what I’m running away from. I’m going to begin by offering an honest look at my… Continue reading Losing My Religion: Foreword
Over the years my thoughts on religion (Christianity) have evolved. I’ve been working on putting some of my feelings into words. Meanwhile, not too long ago, I’d heard that Rob Bell had released another book. And then I discovered this interview. I listened to it in podcast form, and I’m sure it’s worth watching. Religion has… Continue reading Very Necessary: Rob Bell’s Book
Every time I feel like going off on social media, I remind myself that I ought to channel my energy into a blog post. This is one of the rare times when I’m attempting to follow through. Have any of you seen this?: I was following a contact’s thread on one of the confederate statues… Continue reading Handwringing and History
Millions of years ago when I was in school, I read The Handmaid’s Tale. And I’ll confess–as with all of Margaret Atwood’s works, it gave me the creeps. I don’t remember every precise detail of its story. However, I still have enough of it with me to recall its overarching themes. It deals specifically with… Continue reading The Handmaid’s FAIL?