A Baldwin #Mood

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.“ I remember the first time I saw I Am Not Your Negro and the way it changed my life. I wasn’t too familiar with James Baldwin’s work prior to that moment. A huge misstep on my part. His…

For Us By Us: Save Weeksville Heritage Center

In 2015 I was taking one of my first Africana Studies classes in college. As part of our grade we had to visit Weeksville Heritage Center and write a short paper on it. At the time I had no clue what Weeksville was and was shocked when I realized the center was located in a…

I Write Because…

I write because I have things to say and these pages are my audience.I write because I need an escape. These words bring me to new worlds.I write because my soul requires it.I write because my imagination won’t let these stories die.I write to make room in my brain (and soul) for more greatness to…

Anchor

Photo by José Martín Ramírez C on Unsplash You ever feel like there’s more to your life, more to you than you’re aware of? It’s like no matter how much growth I achieve, I still feel like something is missing. It’s not so much a void, but more like I’m out of wack. I’m off balance, I can’t…

Block Party: Letters from my childhood .v1

I remember waking up early on those Saturday mornings. I would run downstairs and poke my head out the front door. The street cleaner had just passed by. I could smell the clean dirty street. It was a smell unique to those Saturdays. I closed my eyes and inhaled deeply. I don’t know how But…

Revelations Of A Well Read Black girl

A response to the book, A Well Read Black Girl by Glory Edim | Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash I can’t tell you the exact book that made me fall in love with reading or the exact moment I fell in love with writing. To be honest I didn’t even know I was in love. I grew…

Positive Vybz Only…

You are the company you keep, so surround yourself with people who make you better. It takes a village. If you aren’t familiar with this saying then let me break it down. It’s said that a child has a better chance of becoming a healthy and fully capable adult, if the entire community takes an…