“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
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
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 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
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?