qotw: Keep going

I haven't done a qotw in a hot minute...OK, here goes! The key to writing and writing well is to keep writing, no matter the hell is happening. — Paul Cantor (@PaulCantor) June 14, 2018   While I was in my "writing slump," I came across the tweet above and I totally agreed. So slowly,... Continue Reading →

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qotw: shining light

“My body is but wax and wick for flame. When the candle burns out, the light shines elsewhere.” The Egyptian Book of The Dead    

qotw: recognize

We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striking the women around us are. Rupi Kaur For me, “recognize” is the most important word in this quote. Black women, especially, have been resilient and striking since day one, but there has been a constant and vicious effort to erase or discredit us. Watching... 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: 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: a lil resilience

I had an application rejected last week, and the person who encouraged me to pursue the endeavor was pissed. As for me, I thought nothing of it.  I'm so used to rejection, I just threw it in the pile knowing there will be other opportunities. As long as the sun rises and there is air... 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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