I’m Ready For The Torch: A Letter to President Obama

I was 17 in 2008 when you won the presidential election. I was honestly too out of touch to really grasp how big of a responsibility you assumed. You were expected to be the redeemer of the African American race and the leader of the free world. You were expected to bear the weight of …

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Ode to Self-Care

I looked in the mirror one day this past week and said "I miss you" and I sincerely meant that. It seems silly to say that I miss myself but I was really having a moment that day. Every part of me used to be in sync with the other parts, but lately that has not …

Tis The Season

You want to know what my mom and I are doing Christmas morning? We’re going to serve the homeless. I am actually very excited about it. I have been through a LOT this year (whew) but I also have been tremendously blessed and I do not take it for granted. We should always pay it …

Ode to Badu

“Sistahs how yall feel? Fellas yall alright?” I was about 6 or 7 when I was introduced to a voice that was so soothing and comforting that I still remember that initial feeling after almost 20 years. I could not even understand at that moment that I was falling in love with music. It was …