The Last Time I Almost Died (Black Women are Super Heroes)

Trigger Warning: Suicide At least since high school, I have battled with suicidal thoughts. At first, I thought it was just the angst of youth. Later in life, I made an actual suicide attempt. I spent several days in the hospital and it was the first time I ever had my mental health evaluated. In…

How I Lost Weight and Stuff

Warning: Some foul language included 🙂 Lots of folks have asked about my weight loss. I wanted to write about it so that I could share the reality of how I am doing it and why. For those who don’t like to read…the summary is…there is no magic bullet. I have spent the majority of…

The Phone Call

“Court is coming up. Court is coming up. Court is coming up. “ There is never a moment where this refrain isn’t beating in my brain. Sometimes, its a light pulse, a bare thump. A small feeling of sadness that cannot be satiated.. Sometimes it is like the beginning of an isolated headache. Not enough…

In the Woods

The darkness in our souls called out to one another. When we met, the pull was undeniable. In our mutual fugue states, we were both bumping through the night. Trying to figure our way out of the dark, grasping for anything that could get us from the hellish here to anywhere else. The little lights…

One Day…

Indeed it is a struggle to constantly censor the things I want to write. I understand that my story doesn’t just belong to me, but I yearn to write whatever, whenever with no hidden costs or penalties. One day, I’m committed to letting it allllll hang out.

PSA To My Own Personal Troll…

Hey…you, yes you. The one who is scrolling through my site looking for something negative to say. Here is a public service announcement just for you. I love my children. All of them. Including the one who is incarcerated. Maybe you are the type of person to denounce or be ashamed of your children, but…

Finding yourself while falling

Have you ever found yourself in that place of feeling you have totally fucked up your life? Like, “Yeah, I know I accomplished some shit but, I am NO FUCKING WAY NEAR where I really thought I would be”. I suppose that’s a mid life crisis, right? I’d rather like to think its a time…

Getting back on track

Hey y’all! I know it’s been a minute since I updated the blog. If your still here with me, know that I appreciate you. This move to Atlanta has been a very good one. That doesn’t mean it hasn’t been without its ups and downs but overall I know I made the right decision to…

See you later, alligator. After a while crocodile!

Seven. They say that seven is the number of completion. God’s perfect number. Numerology says that seven is ‘the seeker, the thinker, the searcher of Truth.’ Seven years ago, I rushed back to North Carolina upon learning that my father had died. I left my life and my own plans to come back home. They…