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September 30, 2016

Who am I when I am poised and pulled together?

Watch out! Everything isn't as it seems. You see, I wear many hats...Mother of 4, Minister of the Gospel, Forensic Case Specialist, Crisis Phone Counselor, community activist. I'm not some special specimen; most ladies I kn...

September 29, 2016

Silence. Quiet. These words identify what most are afraid of, the stillness. The silence can be deafening when you are not comfortable in it. When you are afraid of what your thoughts can manifest into, quietness doesn't seem pleasant. The stillness that comes about fr...

September 23, 2016

Who Am I When Everything is Not Lining Up With My Dreams?

The hardest part about being an artist is that I used to always feel like my dreams were way too big! By nature, we artists are eccentric people. It's who we are and we can not help it. The biggest trial I have t...

September 22, 2016

Our lives are like roller coasters, there are many ups and downs. Sometimes, those downs can be so low you wonder is it at all worth it. They make you want to crawl in a corner and sit there. The lows are worth loving as well. They build character and make the highs in...

September 16, 2016

Who am I when everything is chaotic?

I was molested for 10+ years by an older male cousin. It took me being suicidal and on the brink of a mental breakdown (LITERALLY) to tell someone. I was apprehensive and scared out of my mind. There were MANY who didn't believe me a...

September 14, 2016

Many times we feel obligated to remain friends with people we have grown up with, even though time has created distance between you and them. Or, you guys have simply grown apart, and can only connect on the level of friendship that was once there, but no longer exists...

September 7, 2016

Forgiving someone is never an easy task, especially when the person has not expressed their desire for forgiveness.You have harbored this hate for days, weeks, months or even years and still the one who has hurt you has not acknowledged the pain they have caused. One t...

September 2, 2016

Who Am I When Everything is Pushing & Keeping Me Out? 

My first two years of teaching were successful. I heard first-year horror stories and though I dealt with racism, student behavior, disorganization, and being an introvert, it was still a great first year. My second...

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