“It is only through letting our heart break that we discover something unexpected: The heart cannot actually break, it can only break open.” (Love and Awakening, Welwood) Meet my fellow broken-open hearted warrior, Sinclair Williams. It's been just over one year, and my thoughts have felt like a ping-pong ball as I’ve gone back and … Continue reading Broken-Open Hearted Warriors
And So I Write
The Anxiety came on Thursday, as if She had been meticulously planning the attack all week. You see, I had an ethics paper due Tuesday, and after nearly a week of wrestling with whether or not I believed violence was ethically permissible as a Christian, I finally just did the thing and turned in my … Continue reading And So I Write
Truth, Fear & Love
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true.....meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:6-8 Meditate on the truth. … Continue reading Truth, Fear & Love
Unfiltered Joy: Traveling while Black and Female
Four days ago I got back from six-weeks of country hopping: Spain to Morocco to Germany to Greece to Hungary. Since returning to the States, people have been asking me, “When are you gonna upload your pictures? I want to see them!” “Soon,” I respond, but I still have yet to post them. I will … Continue reading Unfiltered Joy: Traveling while Black and Female
It was 1:20AM on Thursday, May 4, 2017, and I lay wide awake in my bed. I had that feeling you get the night before the first day of classes. The feeling where your heart is racing faster than Usain Bolt and no matter how hard you try you can't fall asleep--that feeling. My heart was pounding … Continue reading Dear World
Interspersed throughout this post are lyrics to songs (links to videos included) as well as portions of conversations I’ve been having with God lately (italicized). As always, my hopes for sharing these thoughts and being vulnerable is to be a source of encouragement to others facing their own battles, whatever those may be. ... Riding … Continue reading Untouchable
This hair journey has been wild, y’all. It’s been seven months since I did the big chop, and my lil’ fro has been growing! . . With each new phase of hair growth comes a new set of challenges, and most recently, I fought the battle of embracing the fro. ... About … Continue reading Unapologetic
Dat Big Chop Doe
On August 18th, 2016, I did the big chop. The night before, I had a little pep talk with God. Here’s an abbreviated version of the conversation that transpired in my journal: “God, I’m really considering doing the big chop with my hair, but the thought of doing it gives me such a strong fear … Continue reading Dat Big Chop Doe
I Need You to Know
I Need You to Know my decision to cut my hair was not an easy one. I Need You to Know my decision to cut my hair was a result of years of questioning my sense of beauty. I Need You to Know that as much as I love my short hair, I still sometimes … Continue reading I Need You to Know
How did I get here?
Several people have asked me if there was a reason why I did the big chop. The answer is yes and it’s a long one. I want to use this post to share part of my life story, and I hope others who have had similar experiences will know they’re not alone and may be … Continue reading How did I get here?