Thanks, Dad

When I was 14, I traveled to Denver for the first time to see the man who is partly responsible for my existence. It had been a few years since I last saw him, I was nervous and I did not know which emotion to pick (out of the many I experienced that day). But …


A Pre-Existing Condition

I am a black woman. I am a walking pre-existing condition. Seriously. Just in case you've been under a rock. The House of Representatives recently voted to essentially repeal Obamacare and replace it with a bill that undoes the advancements of its predecessor. What is a pre-existing condition? According to CNN, a short list includes, …

The Ivy On The Window: An Ode To Kalief Browder

He went from being an average student to excelling in his college courses. He went from being a prisoner to a brave soldier who stood for what was right. He went from mental distress to being a vine on the window. He is now the equivalent to the rose that grew out the concrete.