In My Lane

In My Lane

I am amazed by the things that girls and women survive in this world. From patriarchy to misogyny with far too many daily threats to personal security, self-determinism, and autonomy. The view from the outside incites far too many negative emotions for me; however, I...
Moments from a Beloved Conversation

Moments from a Beloved Conversation

Prompt for this entry “Heroes aren’t only in the movies.” This phrase stretches across my upper back on a long-sleeve t-shirt given to me by the Black AIDS Institute many years ago. I was part of the volunteer squad to help them with their annual fundraising gala and...
Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

In childhood, the sermon was my least favorite segment of church service until the pastor got to whoopin’ near the end. By then, the ladies of the church had long since swooned when embodied with the holy ghost and had recovered their faculties. The deacons helped to...

Reflection on the Mean Girl That Was 2020 – Part 2

I changed my mind about a lot of things this year. I’ve known better for a long time, but I did not necessarily do better. This past year saw me continue to wrestle with doing the right thing for my physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. If I apply “As a man...