The One Thing You’ve Done Perfectly…

One of my sister-friends posted a message on Facebook about how something that I said inspired her. The words weren’t mine, but they were words that I cling to, in times of difficulty & frustration. The one thing that you can guarantee is that you will survive 100% of your worst days. The fact that…

Live From The Valley

Daylight savings happened yesterday, and here I am blogging from a snowy, freezing cold Chicago. The weather, is definitely indicative of my feelings at this time. I’ve documented on this blog before the ups and downs of [social] entrepreneurship and right now just so happens to be one of those moments where I am in…

When The Ancestors Speak: A Tour of the Whitney Plantation

This morning, I wrote an entire blog post about NASA’s discovery of a new solar system complete with photos and everything. A good 400 or 500 words and I accidentally deleted it. I didn’t have enough time to re-write it as my friend and I had scheduled a tour of the Whitney Plantation, as I…

Over The Rainbow…

“Someday I’ll wish upon a star / Wake up where the clouds are far behind me /  Where trouble melts like lemon drops / High above the chimney top / That’s where you’ll find me.” – “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” written by Harold Arlen & E Harburg My husband is currently starring in his first film…

Take Inventory

Caption: I keep fresh flowers on my dining room table. I usually pick them up from the grocery store for $12.00. Every so often, at least quarterly, I take inventory of things in my life. I ruthlessly edit my closet. I look at all of my personal and professional relationships. When it comes to clothes,…

33rd Trip Around The Sun 

Whenever it’s my birthday, I feel all reflective and deep! It’s a blessing to be able to say, I’m a year older, I have most of the physical things that I want, decent health, a deep satisfying love and a job that I love!  I started my day with Donda’s House for a PR Workshop…

Why Am I Not Reaching My Dreams? (Part 1 of 2)

Watching President Obama’s Farewell Speech last night was so inspiring. I remember seeing President Obama during his Senate Campaign at the Bud Billiken Parade (an annual parade held since 1929 in the Bronzeville/Washington Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, United States; it is the largest African-American parade in the nation). He was the most unlikely Presidential…

10 Reasons To Go Into The Woods

Blogging from a tent, that is being pounded by rain at the Sequoia Retreat Center. I’ve had the luxury of speaking about women with incarcerated loved ones, mass incarceration, feminism and so much more thanks to Essie Justice group! If you check out my Twitter @blkgrlunmasked, you can see some of the comments that resonated…

Things That Keep Me Up At Night…

Most nights, I sleep all night. Like waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day sleep. Other nights, like tonight, I wake up a few hours before I want to.    Caption: My new planner dashboard shaker by Kate Bee Designs (available on Etsy) is soooo cute!!! Here are 10 things that…