Shame

You can’t live in shame from your mistakes. Forgive yourself, learn from your mistake, and do better next time. Those words, no matter how true that are, don’t make the shame go away, don’t make you forgive yourself, and don’t make you do better next time. What really does help though, is connecting with othersContinue reading “Shame”

My Cup of Tea

The watersThe drip drop into endless cups of teaFilled to brimBecause I will it ???Worked to boneMy flesh melts off next to herThe girl who exchanges glances from the black mirrorAm Ireally changed?Have I embraced the womanshe’s always beenTip tip tippity tapShe rises from the glassUp up up ohh she’s…She’sThe silence,the scribbles beforethe stormShe’s everythingContinue reading “My Cup of Tea”

Mother’s Day

This morning was rough for me. I lost my Nanny, (my mom’s mom) years ago. I’ve always gotten both my mom and grandmother stuff for Mother’s Day. I was missing my gram a lot this morning. The one thing that really got me through the morning was that I have my own routine to prepareContinue reading “Mother’s Day”

It Healed Me

Healing yourself is the best way to write creatively. On the flip side writing creatively is the best way to heal yourself. I grew up making a lot of mistakes. For a long time, I thought I was making significantly more mistakes than others but that was just insecurity talking. I still don’t like makingContinue reading “It Healed Me”

A Reminder

On Creative Freedom Sometimes I feel like I am still in the same place I’ve been in for years and I haven’t move forward at all. Then I think about how much I’ve overcome, I see all the amazing adventures I’ve been on, and I have this amazing community that has supported in so manyContinue reading “A Reminder”

What is Creative Freedom?

Creative freedom is having the freedom to create without limitations. Before we dive in, I wanted to explain that this post is geared toward Conscious Writers. I describe conscious writers as writers who don’t just write to write they write with the intention to grow internally. Back to the hot topic, creative freedom. What isContinue reading “What is Creative Freedom?”

Freedom to Be Heard

The last couple days I’ve been diving into Freedom to Be Heard. It’s the second part of a three part series with creative freedom as the ultimate goal. And wow, what a coincidence that right now women from around the world are fighting be heard. What do we do when others don’t hear us? WhatContinue reading “Freedom to Be Heard”

Letters to Myself

There’s no quit in you. I’ve seen you fight off the impending spiral with words from ancient texts and visions brought to you in the middle of night. Never once did I doubt you. You rest and come back as if you never stepped away. You’ve laid brick by brick by brick. You’ve sweat. You’veContinue reading “Letters to Myself”

How to Create Space for Us

In my last post Create * Space * For * Us * To * Lead I shared some stats from Racetolead.org about underrepresentation of the bipoc communtiy in nonprofit leadership, I discussed how micro aggressions kept me from being my best self, and how I want to find ways to make sure the bipoc communityContinue reading “How to Create Space for Us”

Create * Space * So * We * Can * Lead

Recent studies have found that people of color are underrepresented in nonprofit leadership, making up just 8% of executive¬†directors nationwide. BY MORGAN C. MULLINGS NOVEMBER 5, 2020 Out of all respondents in the Race to Lead survey, 58% of people of color expressed an interest in becoming a leader in their nonprofit, while only 38%Continue reading “Create * Space * So * We * Can * Lead”