Click Here if You're Sick n’ Tired of the Status Quo

Those three weeks prior to leaving, I couldn’t tell if it was bravery or stupidity that had led my choices. Perhaps, it had been both. I had never had such an experience before—I, the girl who wanted to be a writer. I, who secretly ached for the mountains. I, who had dreams of being in other countries facilitating workshops, telling stories, and making art. I, who didn’t know that my dreams could

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Five Podcasts for Black Women Who are Healing Themselves

Wholeness is the best kind of revolution and healing is the most devastating kind of protest. For too long, we have been ducking and wading through a system that did not want us, neither whole or healed. Black women have been sweat shop queens, the hard shelters, the greenhouses, the panted after, and the unwanted.

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Always, Always Choose the Sun: How to Take a Meditative Rest from the Internet

How can we do this well when we all have a tireless alarm buzzing in our pockets? It is always notifying us of things we don’t need to know and calls we don’t need to answer (spammy spammers). How can we “be” when inboxes become overwhelming? When every single day someone wants something? How can we rest when the world is literally wired from the sky to the grave with a current that is the secret to making our whole lives work?

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Don't Settle for This

Thinking less of yourself will not make you a better person. Self-diminishment does not make you more or less worthy of affection or love or economic resources. The truth is that your human worth is indefinable, non-negotiable, and limitless. You deserve to have access to good and healthy things that encourage your innate joy--just because you exist. Don't let the naysayers tell you otherwise.

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The Cost of Compromise

One of the most valuable lessons I’m learning as a young entrepreneur and artist is that though my capacity may be high, I have to honor my limits. This means that I cannot flinch when I share my prices. I cannot undercharge. I cannot compromise to get “the client”.

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Listen to My Podcast Interview with 2 Elephants in the Room

Not long ago, I go to sit down with Erin from 2 Elephants in the Room to discuss process. We talked about how I completely fell apart in 2015, the extra-marital assualt that catalyzed my young divorce, and how writing allowed me the massive permission I needed to heal and breathe. You can listen to the episode below.

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