Yes, I do that to cope.

Coping Mechanisms. We all have them. Some are healthy and some are detrimental. They may vary based on the incident. Being the eccentric person that I am, my means of coping is also uncommon. Time is my coping mechanism. Eagerly enthused by time like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, I sometimes look at my [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|

In Wakanda: There are no Brazilian weaves.

Like millions of other people across the globe, I saw Black Panther this weekend. I tagged along with the Deltas since they invited other non-sorority members and their family. It was hard to feel like a part of that tribe since I didn't have shared experiences. Nonetheless, I was surrounded by family. I’ve seen many [...]

By |February 19th, 2018|

Jacob Copeland Experience: When parents walk away, don’t show up, or criticize.

Dear Children of Parents with Low Emotional Intelligence, As I write this blog, I fight back tears for every student that hoped their parent would follow through on their promise of coming on awards day but didn't. I fight back tears for everyone who looked in the audience during a speech not able to meet [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|

Kwanzaa Principles in 2017

I first participated in Kwanzaa in 2013. It was eye-opening (no woke pun intended). After my experience, I plan on attending a Kwanzaa celebration for the rest of my life. I’m not an expert but I’ve been to a few across different cities in North Carolina and one in Mississippi. I know people may have [...]

By |December 31st, 2017|

Learn About Everyday Hero Lindsy Bivens

When was the last time that you saw a hero?  I bet it was more recent then you think. We are fortunate to have heroes around us daily. You may not witness them leaping buildings or flying high in the sky. They may  lack a cape but instead wear a uniform, business suit, scrubs, or [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|

She’s no Mary.

During Christmas seasons, there are many themes. There’s joy, miracles, giving, and family. I didn’t grow up with decorated trees, wreaths on doors, or even wrapped gifts but I love this season. However, I'm not so optimistic that I'm aloof. There are still a few things that make me cringe around this year— focus more [...]

By |December 10th, 2017|

I’m not Mad!( Really, I’m not).

Have you ever wanted to SCREAM? Have you ever been so fed up that you want to throw the closest thing near you? Have you wanted to just set someone straight because they don't know who they messing with? Instead, you found yourself too exacerbated to do anything. You realize that it's a waste of energy. I'M [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|

5 Reasons You Need a Friend Like Her from the “Girls Trip” Movie

If you have been on social media or listened to the radio for the last few days, you know the movie “Girls Trip” is the latest buzz. People are generally mentioning either two out of four of the characters. Dina who is a free-spirited and no holds barred type friend. Ryan is the successful, fly, and [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

500 things lost yet I’m still happy.

Well, let me first start off by being clear in my description. I didn't lose 500 things by accident. Nobody robbed me and I didn't experience a tragedy such as a fire, flood, or tornado.  I intentionally set a goal to be with 500 less items by December 2017. After watching a documentary  " Minimalism: A [...]

By |June 30th, 2017|

Growth After Betrayal

As I looked over my older bank statements, I was in disbelief. I had several charges going to my ex-boyfriend's PayPal account that equaled $435. I contacted him for clarity simply with a picture of highlighted transaction with the text "Please explain." He replied, "IDK" When I responded with the obvious of him stealing, he [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|