qotw: flower bloom

“Makin' sure my punctuation curve, every letter here's true Livin' my life in the margin and that metaphor was proof I'm talkin' poetic justice, poetic justice If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room Would you trust it? I mean, you need to [read] this…” Kendrick Lamar, "Poetic Justice" In what... Continue Reading →

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qotw: self-love

If you really want to know who loves you for you, start loving yourself. First of all, I am loved. I am loved by amazing people who show it various ways, even if they curse me out, because clearly, I needed to be checked. I am extremely lucky to have people who are just a... Continue Reading →

qotw: what suffers?

“Some things suffer” –MC By no means do I have things figured out. I’m learning new things every day. Experience and the others' wisdom have been my guiding lights. One of those people is my home girl from college. Mother, entrepreneur and homeowner are a few ways to describe her. I watched an ambitious young woman... Continue Reading →

qotw: lessons from the land

“when you pull something in nature the rest of the world is connected.” Since the only Christophers we acknowledge are Wallace and Rios. I decided today’s quote would come from Judy Dow, an educator, activist and Abenaki (pronounced Wa-ba-naki) basket maker from Vermont. In “Lessons from the Land” Dow discusses the Vermont eugenics projects of... Continue Reading →

qotw: the light and the darkness

“maybe dawn is not in the sunlight every morning, maybe it is in the middle of the night when you hold yourself against the darkness. you are sitting quietly and feeling yourself break apart yet knowing this hour, this very hour, you are finding yourself. maybe this is your dawn. maybe for you, the first... Continue Reading →

qotw: burying bodies

And they have haunted my heart, thoughts and soul...until one day, they decided to make a deal with me. They would stop on two conditions: 1) I forgave myself for the burials of the past 2) Never be silent again. We made a deal. Every once in a while one would resurrect, but never for... Continue Reading →

qotw: no goodbyes

The meaning of this quote really hit home when I went to a memorial service where the person's body was not present. The creative things she made throughout her life lined the walls  as stories about her were shared along with a slide show of her and her family and friends. We celebrated her life... Continue Reading →

qotw: Like Beyoncé

  This quote  by G. K. Nielson reminds me of a Virgo who was born 36 years ago: Beyoncé! I have huge admiration for Beyoncé’s work ethic. The mega star that Beyonce is today did not happen only because of her beauty or dancing or who her husband is. None of these guarantee success or staying... Continue Reading →

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